Yet strive to give nothing which disempowers. That which disempowers is that which promotes or produces dependency.

In truth, there is always some way you can help others which also empowers them.

Completely ignoring the plight of another who is truly seeking your help is not the answer, for doing too little no more empowers the other than doing too much. To be of higher consciousness, you may not deliberately ignore the genuine plight of brothers or sisters, claiming that to let them “stew in their own juice” is the highest gift you can give them. That attitude is righteousness and arrogance at the highest level. It merely allows you to justify your noninvolvement.

Conversations With God, Book 2
Neale Donald Walsch
Pages 178-179