The Life that is within us is our own open, loving, Heart.
When we see that and feel gratitude for that, then we see that everything else and anything else is a magnificent theatre of opportunities for us to experience the wondrous things that our own open, loving, grateful, Heart can do. Can change. Can create.
And the most magical secret about all of that is that we ourselves are the author of what scenes are in our lives and what characters are in our lives and we have scripted what we experience and who we experience outside of ourselves, to help us find inside ourselves, that open and loving and grateful Heart that is who we really are. We are not our thoughts or our ego reactions or our emotions, though we must have those and feel those and know those; because when any of those is or are disturbed in any way, we learn then that finding peace through the disturbance is to find that Heart of ours just being there for us — open, and loving, and grateful.