Imagine a monk, sitting amidst a swarm of flies.
This is us, in our daily lives.
There are countless events, situations, triggers, and people who will swarm around us every single day.
Everything around you is the swarm of flies.
You sit like the meditative monk amidst that swarm of flies.
Fighting the flies is pointless.
They are endless.
All you can do is control your reaction.
You can choose to not be affected.
That is within your power. All else is futile.