Choose not to judge what happens to you. Instead, believe that everything happens for a reason and that better things will always follow. That’s the beginning of true acceptance.
Somewhere recently I read that the important thing is not to understand why something happened. Our understanding can wait, but our obedience cannot.
I translate this to mean that when something unpredictable happens, instead of complaining and over-thinking it, we need to choose to live with it.
I know it’s hard to practice acceptance when you deeply wish things were different. But the truth is, sometimes we can’t change our reality, even if we try.
So instead of staring at the closed door in front of us, or getting tired and bruised while we try to break it down, let’s turn around and see how many other windows we have open. (source)