The problems and negativity in your life can be your best teacher and an opportunity to build that mindful muscle.
Rather than running away, hiding or pushing back when times get tough, just let out your sail and use what ever troubles you face as a force to drive you on into calmer waters.
Sometimes the winds of negativity will be great and you will feel unstable and unable to handle what is happening in that moment - but hold course, trust in yourself, bring acceptance to what can not be changed and sail on.
Remember, you destination is also your journey as the universe constantly shifts and presents a new set of circumstances in each moment.
"It's just a ride" - Bill Hicks
P.s Remember to always talk in metaphors as it sounds much wiser : )