An unchangeable feature of life is that, at every moment, you find yourself inescapably in some situation or other – perhaps one that you did not choose.
And however magnificent or terrible it is, you are, conclusively, just here, at this moment in the life that you are living.
No manner of denial (and all the suffering that comes with it) can change that your life continues from this moment, this particular configuration, and not from another.
And so acceptance of life – as opposed to fighting life – is not ‘putting up with things’ but responding fully from where you are. Not pretending to yourself or to others that you are somewhere else.
Every situation, however glorious, however unwelcome, has its own possibilities. And you have precisely this hand to play in whatever way you can.
Many paths lead from this place.
Will you go to sleep to yourself, or step in to this, the one and only life you have?