If you believe that everything in the universe is connected, that there is a unifying grand design, and that the world is a tapestry of intertwined elements of one organic whole, then you must concede that your right to life, death, and the pursuit of happiness is not always strictly your own.
Have mercy on the ones you love and the ones who love you.
Do not lose track of your self . . . and yet, know when to concede self to others.