Stay contained within no matter what is happening without. Empty your mind so that roving thoughts do not invade your container. Keep focus on your heart center. Hold your thoughts and intentions there. Hold them firmly in your grasp like a bouquet of flowers you dare not let go of. In inner containment let your mind be still, your heart calm and loving, your intentions compassionate and kind for self and other. That is how to weather trying times, with a measure of grace and kindness, with a measure of love and compassion, intentionally, as if nothing else mattered.
-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne