Taken from Yoga 365, Daily Wisdom for Life, on and off the mat
FIND YOUR CENTER WHEN THINGS FEEL CHAOTIC
Chaos usually feels like things are scattered, moving in all directions or shifting unpredictably. When things are chaotic and you need to quiet your mind, it is essential to find you center, that place of balance within yourself, so you can become calm. They are many techniques in yoga that can help you do this. You can close your eyes and meditate, blocking out the external visual world to concentrate on your own inner world. You can observe you breathe, offering your attention to something simple and powerful on which to focus. You you chant a mantra or a single word that calms you. When you need to quiet that raging world outside, these techniques offer you access to your calm center.