Ramana Maharshi said,
“The trick is to keep the boat in the water but the water out of the boat.”
I have seen a number of people feeling challenged by life lately. It may help to remember this quote. Though that is in the deepest sense determined by your level of evolution, everything (and I do mean everything), does echo/radiate out from the transcendent, including this principle.
So go ahead and feel what you feel, but also feel into the depth of your being where none of it really matters. Freedom!
Replace the word ‘reality’ with ‘relativity’ and the following Einstein quote works,
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
The field of relativity is, of course, not the absolute. It is the field of imperfection. ‘Two plus two equals four’ turns out to be an approximation, as per Einstein’s theory of relativity for example.
Look for perfection in the absolute. Find comfort there. It dwells at the depth of your being, not the surface. That is the deeper meaning of having the boat in the water but no water in the boat. Do not allow the field of perfection to be overshadowed by the field of imperfection.
Deep inside everything is fine.