We long to change for the good, to grow in the ways of wisdom, to sit at the feet of the Buddha. But how? The world is on fire with the flames of greed, hatred and delusion. In this COVID year, we see moral decay and heightened fear. Though we are not in control of external conditions, we can care both for ourselves and others morally and spiritually. To bring healing in the world, speak and act from an inner quiet, from good-will, not boiling with anger or resentment, but from a heart tempered with patience, compassion, wisdom and peace. An online talk given for the Ottawa Buddhist Society during the global pandemic and anti-racism protests.