In the Zen tradition..

One teacher (Shunru Suzuki Roshi) put it this way: ” The state of mind that exists when you sit in the right posture is itself enlightenment…These forms [sitting meditation] are not the means of obtaining the right state of mind. To take this posture is itself the right state of mind.” In the sitting meditation, you are already touching your own truest nature.

Pg 110, “Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Shift your focus

Once you shift your focus from yourself to others and extend your concern to others, this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out. The practice of cultivating altruism has a beneficial effect not only from a religious point of view but also from a mundane point of view; not only for long-term spiritual development but even in terms of immediate rewards. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

We must learn…

We must learn how to identify the opposing sides in our inner conflicts. Take anger: we need to see how destructive it is and at the same time, realize there are antidotes within our own thoughts and emotions that can counter it. So by understanding how negative it is and then by strengthening our positive thoughts and emotions, we can gradually reduce the force of our anger and hatred. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Deep Roots Need Good Soil ~ Tricycle article

If you have a supportive sangha, it’s easy to nourish your bodhicitta, the seeds of enlightenment. If you don’t have anyone who understands you, who encourages you in the practice of the living dharma, your desire to practice may wither. Your sangha—family, friends, and copractitioners—is the soil, and you are the seed. No matter how vigorous the seed is, if the soil does not provide nourishment, your seed will die. A good sangha is crucial for the practice. Please find a good sangha or help create one.

– Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Fertile soil of Sangha” (please read this whole article . Thich is always worth reading!)