as though next to impossible to give to others when dwelling on being lackluster...
Ask yourself, is it really a feeling of being without that stops another from helping someone?
Or is it a delusion of mind consciousness that creates this feeling of poverty spirit in the first place?
Whichever comes first the feeling or thought, it is usually based around another, or an traumatic life event that sends the conscious self wandering(wondering), if their ever going to make it out of hell, let alone becoming generous with others.
"You can Do It" You can Make It! We all can...if any of this speaks to you, I would like to point out one ruby of advice...Its all about power of mind. Your mind is the key to everything you desire...even when you feel lackluster, broke, used up and abandoned in heart...your mind, if accessed properly can help aid and maneuver through every aspect of your inner self to give you the generous emotional energy you need to help others.
Remember: An Universal truth of Oneness principle is the fabric of all the creations of the multiverse.