Despite its recent glorious weather (speaking as a former Tasmanian and Minnesotan, I can say that winter in Sydney isn't worthy of the name, it's just a welcome respite from the hot weather), it seems like Sydney is stuck in the worst weeks of the flu season. This morning at work I had an eye of the storm moment where I briefly glimpsed this insight amongst all the busy-ness of the morning. We can’t control the stress and problems belonging to other people – but it helps to understand them. When somebody else’s stress or problems or pain spills over onto me, it doesn’t have to infect me and cause me to do the same unto somebody else. Sometimes it will happen, just as once in a while I will catch a cold, but other times I can resist it, especially if I’m aware of what’s happening.