People and situations around me can be sad or horrific yet there is some inner sense of the appropriate way to offer assistance . Inside me are offerings that can be given to help alleviate the pain somewhat.
Sitting with a friend who will pass away very soon it's difficult to be happy. Thinking of my own death , I am not sad.
Rather I feel the joy of our past days, share wonderful memories speak of peace.
Kindness to self and others in the midst of chaos seems the wholesome way to be.