When there is noise outside and cacophony prevails amidst the confusion galore ... better you be silent within. Only then can you listen to the prompts of your inner voice that will guide you through such pandemonium.
Be calm within. Don't let the external clutter even flutter to disturb your internal peace.
Think about it. Go back to your work place. Often you would have experienced that colleagues who are disturbed within, create a vicious situation outside that disturbs the prevailing calmness outside. You absorb that disturbance and allow it to affect your calmness within . The cascading effect starts as you in return start disturbing the calm outside further with your own toxic contributions. The world in return thus gets impacted through a chain compounded by such vicious contributions.
You could have avoided this gaslighting if only you were calm within...