During the monsoon rains a puddle of water gets bigger and bigger, and during the dry season the puddle of water dries to nothing. It is very much affected by the rains. But whether it is the dry season or the monsoon, the ocean remains the same. What is the difference? The puddle has no depth! Therefore it’s completely affected by its environment and the circumstances. But the ocean in its own self has such depth! On the surface it is affected by the monsoons, but deep down it’s not affected at all. It neither grows bigger nor smaller.
Yes, on the surface we have to deal with the things in this world, but if we don’t have much spiritual depth, it really can elate us or devastate us with anxiety, misery and worry. But a person who finds that spiritual depth, who uncovers the truth within, deals with the things on the surface, but nothing can change that fulfilment; nothing can change that meaning, that love that is within.