Or, my general guides to not taking the world personally:

 

"Argue for your limitations and they are yours."

 

by Richard Bach,
“Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah.”

 

Too soon to tell  

The Story of the Taoist Farmer

 

Apparent opposites can be reconciled

Derived from the Hermetic Principles
4. The Principle of Polarity - Axiom

 

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Frederick Douglass

 

"It's Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission"

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

 

"A coward dies a thousand death, the brave but one."

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

 

“This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:”

A Course in Miracles - Introduction

 

"Be Still and Know that I AM"

Psalm 46:10

 

"For it is by self-forgetting that one finds."  

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

 

“The greater our love, the greater the corresponding sense of grief”

“miraculously – Spirit enter through this very wound.  Spirit enters the open wound – the shattered window – of our heart and brings healing to the soul and the world.”

The Desert Fathers and Mothers.