We shouldn’t come up with a pseudo-spiritual excuse for turning away from the pain of the world. There is nothing spiritual about complacency… These are very serious times, and serious people need to be doing some serious thinking. The last thing we should do is allowing ourselves to be infantilized by a counterfeit version of enlightenment. No true search for enlightenment ignores the suffering of other sentient beings. Ever.
– Marianne Williamson