Byron Katie is a rock star and one of my favourite pieces of her knowledge is this suggestion on how to avoid suffering: When you are feeling stressed or worried she suggest to become aware of who's business you are in. Is it actually your business, someone else's business, or are you even daring to be in God/the Universe's business? :)
We cannot control or change what other's think or do, and we definitely cannot be responsible for the weather or natural disasters. If we find ourselves suffering because we are in the business of others, can we let go and turn back to minding our own business?