People who maintain their sense of calm when things around them are in a state of flux and confusion are always wonderful to be around. We feel calmer just being near them as if they have activated our sense of inner peace. We learn that we can be quiet, even when everything around us is in turmoil because we know that this inner sense of calm will help us function well no matter what happens. Often, times of confusion are the times that enable us to find that part of ourselves that knows how to cope and how to be a light to others in the storm.
If we allow ourselves to be thrown off balance by every piece of disturbing news that comes our way, we may be relying too much on our emotions. On the other hand, our thoughts may also be unreliable at times like these, as they chatter endlessly about what might happen next. If our feelings and thoughts activate one another in a hectic way, we become caught up in confusion surrounding us. However, if we can locate the stillness at the center of our hearts, we can find composure in almost any situation. In addition, we provide a safe place for our friends and family, who are also prone to taking on the confusion of a world in flux.
It helps to remember that we don’t need to understand what’s happening right now wholly, nor do we need to predict the future. Most of us want to find our way to being at peace with whatever happens, and we can see this peace inside. Cultivating our inner clarity with meditation, journaling, and reading words that inspire us, will lead us to that place inside us that’s already there, just waiting.