How do you do it? How do you remain calm when your world seems to be falling apart?
People who are calm through all that life throws at them, emit an energy that is infectious and often helps calm those around them. These blessed individuals have learned that they are only in control of their own destiny and are letting go of everything else.
The reality is that the only things we can control in our lives is us. Our choices that we make on a daily basis - second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, are controlled only by us. You may be influenced by others who have strong opinions or want you to join them in their struggles, however, that is the time you ask yourself "what would they learn from my solving their problems?"
There is a certain freedom in releasing the responsibility of controlling others that brings instant relief from the stress of wanting to control people or a situation. I am often asked, how do I get to that place of not worrying about others and the decisions they make when it is a loved one who is struggling and needs our help? Perhaps the question should be - How will they be able to learn how to resolve their own issues if you are stepping in to solve their problem for them?
When you are faced with this in your own life, picture that butterfly that struggles to release itself from the cocoon where it is trapped. It takes every ounce of your strength and determination to break through when faced with your fears, sadness, heartbreak, addictions, etc.
You have the strength within you to overcome whatever is blocking your path and keeping you from your happiness - the power is within you.