Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Fear, stress or anxiety as well as freedom and happiness all start within ourselves. We decide how we handle things and which meaning we give to what happens to us. What is helpful to learn is, that you cannot control what is outside your reach but what you can steer is, how to respond to it in order to stay healthy, optimistic and to keep you inner peace.