This is from my Vernon Howard emailed newsletter this morning:
Do you ever feel helpless? Have you ever tried living with feelings of helplessness just to see what happens? Try it. Simply live alertly with feelings of helplessness without doing a single thing about them. Do not try to be strong, do not resist or resent the condition. Do not seek relief from tension by asking advice from others - for they feel equally helpless.
Do this. A personal miracle will happen. By living fully with feelings of helplessness you destroy a trick that was being played on you. When you are totally helpless - and see this as a plain fact - the terror vanishes. Feeling helpless disappears because you now see that your real nature was never in danger and therefore needed no help at all. God does not need help. It was the imaginary self which felt threatened and which therefore cried for help. But seeing the non-existence of the false self ended the need for help. You do not need to save a non-existent person.