We weather storms the best when we are centered, inwardly quiet, present, alert, declining to indulge the spinning mind. Like when a storm rolls in, we prefer to go inside, fix a cup of tea and sit quietly.
Storms can push our attention deeper into the core of our Being, where we can become aware of the silent, living presence that is our true Heart.
This is the ‘refuge’, spoken of in the Buddhist tradition, but it’s more than just a place to go during the storms of earthly life. By relaxing into our center, we dis-cover freedom and the joy this brings.
It’s like the saying; “people turn to God when their foundations are shaking, only to find it’s God who’s doing the shaking — shaking us ‘up’.