Be bigger than what you are going through.
You can accommodate this situation you find yourself in. You can remain open to it. You are able to listen, to bear its weight. You can stand the gravity of these conditions.
If your mind cannot be bigger than the situation you will be crushed and overwhelmed. It will be too much. You won't be able to tolerate what you are going through. You won't accept it and won't be willing to participate. I can't get involved, I can't do this.
This is easy to judge for yourself. Just look at your mind, your reaction. Look at how you respond.
The way to a bigger mind is compassion. It starts with your concern being bigger than yourself. Broaden your horizon.
The end is an open, expansive mind that is able to accommodate anything, like space. Overwhelm situations through complete and utter openness, and everything is carried as the path.