This idea of experiencing our true identity – serene at the centre of the whirlwind – has come up several times lately. (hello!)
Brahm said as much in The Lotus Mind workshop years ago. And it has just come up in some popular media. (frankly we have forgotten which or where)
The basic idea is that when we focus on our core identity, all of life can swirl around us while we remain at peace in the eye of the storm.