We see lot’s of ways to show up in this life.  Here’s one:

May I be a protector to those without protection,
A leader for those who journey,
And a boat, a bridge, a passage
For those desiring the further shore.
May the pain of every living creature
Be completely cleared away.
May I be the doctor and the medicine
And may I be the nurse
For all sick beings in the world
Until everyone is healed.

~ From Shantideva a monk who lived in India in the 7th century.  He taught “The Bodhisattva’s way of life”