Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work WITH it, not against it... This will miraculously transform
your whole life."
the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered
Accepting what IS, no matter what is going on around you is not as easy as it sounds. Frequently, the impulse to fight, tooth and nail, to try and stop it, is the 'go-to' solution.
The fact is: it has already happened, so there is no point in fighting now, but that doesn't stop you, does it? You don't want it to be happening and you are not going to admit that it is happening. Welcome to DENIAL....This is where the trouble starts, for YOU. You are making life a struggle when there is no need to do so. Life was never meant to be a struggle.
You've probably heard this before, but you can't control everything, in fact, you can't control anything, except yourself, what you do, what you say and how you react.... control is an illusion. Things happen in life, you can try to be prepared for certain eventualities, but you cannot stop the 'bad' things from happening, it's a part of life. These are the lessons that help you grow, don't think of them as problems but opportunities. YOU can change your reactions. YOU can stop resisting and allow life to flow as it will....accept it, you have no control over it.
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." Lao Tzu