Pemba Chodron, a nun and Buddhist teacher, helped us place ourselves in the world when she said,
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
There is self, and there is everything else.
Emotion, thoughts, feelings, body, the world at large.
Taking time to see self as the grand canvas thru which all things pass can be grounding in good and bad times.
You are not your emotions, you are yourself.
You are not your body, you are yourself.
You are not your fortune, you are yourself.
You are not your circumstance, you are yourself.