You’re up, you’re down.
You’re happy one minute, sad the next and you don’t know what to do.
You’re trying to save face in front of your friends, family and co-workers while all along you wish someone or something could make this terrible angst and confusion stop.
You feel out of control, but it’s mostly all on the inside. You are in a crisis. A cyclone swirls within you.
When you feel like this do not act. Find a place where you can be still. At the center of every storm is stillness.
Breathe in and out and focus only on your breath.
When your thoughts and emotions start to run away with you, take control over the one thing you can always do.
Be still and breathe.
Wait and stay with your breath.
Begin to feel the calm that is always there within you.
Wait until you feel the storm pass. Then dust yourself off, get up slowly and approach your life with a renewed sense of strength that is born from stillness.
Life will have many storms, you won’t be able to take cover all the time so be prepared to ride it out and then when it passes, which it always will, go forward with a new perspective from having had the experience.
People who are weathered always look good, and they are wise and strong.