Question: I work in a hospital and I see people suffering everyday and can only help them physically. How do I deal with it internally? Sometimes I cannot detach myself from these sights and think about them for days and days.
Answer: This is very hard of course. I cannot imagine how one can be indifferent when seeing sick people suffer even from a Kabbalistic perspective. At the same time, however, you should understand that the sufferings these people feel are the circumstances that push them to the Creator.
This is not a penance or a payment for anything. If a person relates to the sufferings correctly, which means that he uses them for his spiritual advancement, the sufferings are justified. We have to help people determine as quickly as possible that sufferings are given to us only in order to push us to the revelation of the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/14/16