There are people in the world who are far more troubled than you are. Do not allow their energy to knock you off balance. We are not speaking of the horizontal balance of you and the other, but the vertical balance of you and the higher self of you. When another’s challenges knock you off balance, this is an indicator that you have identified once again with the stories—yours and theirs. There is another level where these stories do not play out. Rise up, shift your focus, and identify with that level. From here, there is no judgment, only compassion, for both of you and all of the stories.
You are all so very loved. Roll around in it, the love and not the stories, for that love and the awareness of who you really are is what carries you through.