Whatever life throws at you, you can overcome it. But do not worry yourself about what you cannot control. Whatever it is that you cannot control, let it go.
You can control yourself, but you cannot control what is happening outside of you.
Life is not without challenges. But if you stand strong and hold fast, you can overcome them. Christian D. Larson said, “The way to control circumstances is to control the forces within yourself to make a greater man of yourself, and as you become greater and more competent, you will naturally gravitate into better circumstances.”
In the words of John F. Kennedy, “Let us not despair but act. … Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
Life is journey. Life is not about imitation; it is about being your true self. No matter what you are going through in your life, you are not your circumstances. You are you. You are powerful. You are a blessing to yourself. You are a blessing to your friends. You are a blessing to the world.
By knowing yourself, by being true to yourself, by loving yourself, by making yourself happy, by believing in yourself, no one can make you unhappy. Because you are in charge of your life. According to Eckhart Tolle, “By knowing yourself as the awareness in which phenomenal existence happens, you become free of dependency on phenomena and free of self seeking in situations, places, and conditions.” You are not without; you are within. So if you want to know yourself, look within.