Sometimes it can feel like the world has stopped when we are going through a difficult time. We can get tunnel vision and unknowingly remain focused on our own hardships. I think this can put a strain on our relationship with others.
Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear, and thus walk in balance with the passing of each glorious sun. - American Indian Lakota Prayer