Quite a few years ago I went thru a rough patch of trying to understand an ex-partner and her drinking and narcotics use. To me, I did not let it rule my life and tried as I could to show another way. In the end, we parted, however, I still carried feelings of resentment and fear. I did not want to turn to anger and the situation annoyed me. I sought help and joined a group of like-minded individuals and rather than bitched and moaned we made our way thru a program that we mutually supported each other. One of the affirmations that were used was let go and let god. God could be interchanged with whatever your higher power was. I loved that saying, however, I never really fully realized that God is love and love is the god. So nowadays Love is the key to me. It is the all-encompassing feeling of warmth the dwells up thru the body from the gut and envelopes that warm perfect feeling. You know the thing, there are many examples. I am mature enough to know this does not come from someone else it has to begin with me. That peace does begin with me! I started to use love to experience it and it opened up serenity like a butterfly opening its wings!
What it boils down to is mastering the mindset and becoming more mindful of the present.
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