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Deepak Chopra, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answeredOn a practical level, nothing alleviates suffering like reachingout to another person who is suffering. Go and help, be of serviceif only in the smallest way. Each of us feels timid about reachingout to others; our society speaks of community but mostly we driftlike atoms in a void. It isn't easy to reach over the walls builtaround our isolation, but any gesture - whatever you feel safe todo - is a step toward healing. After the Pentagon and World Trade Center attacks, thousands ofcitizens from all walks of life volunteered to assist in search,rescue, support, and other efforts. Hundreds of thousands respondedalmost instantly to the call for blood donors. Tragedy turned to light for some volunteers because they made aheart connection with others; a human thread now linked them to thelife we all share. It is this connection we crave the most. But itis up to us to find the will to weave the first strand.