That attitude comes from my desperately wanting to control the situation, shape it to my desires, so I can feel more comfortable. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of power. And it’s taken me years and hard work on myself to finally get that truism.
What I have come to accept is that life doesn’t have rules. Life just is as it is. And I have no control…over any of it.
I can moan and wail about how unfair a situation is. I can play the victim and rail against the heavens. And I can choose to accept what is right in front of me, just as it is. I can change what I can and accept what is not within my power to change.
The important thing is that I get to choose how I respond. That is something I can control.
What I have discovered is that accepting what is makes my life ever so much easier. Sounds like a paradox – but this attitude helps me flow with life, riding the bumps and the highs with much more ease and grace.
And I’m all about releasing the struggles I impose on myself.