I wanted to share something with you that I have trouble remembering in my daily life, but when I do remember it life becomes much more pleasant all the way around. If you can remember this always, I think you will see the same results I do.
Everything that is happening right now, to you as well as anywhere in the world, is absolutely necessary for our evolution, and evolution is absolutely necessary for our very survival. Therefore, everything happening right now is critical to our survival, as was everything that ever happened in the past. It’s all necessary and accepting the necessity of it is the key to transcending pain and suffering.
This does not mean you have to sit back and do nothing about what’s going on. Quite the contrary. When something happens that you see as being wrong, the first step is to accept that it is happening or has happened rather than just reacting to it. Once you have accepted what is happening, you can decide to act to rectify the situation and your actions will be to be magnified in their intensity and effectiveness. This is because you will not be acting from a place of frustration, resistance, and negativity, which taints your actions with negativity. Instead you will be reacting from a place of non-judging acceptance and understanding, which by itself radiates a kind of peacefulness and power. In short, acceptance is the key to it all.