There is much to be said about accepting things as they are (Tolle), or to be said in favor of not minding what happens (Krishnamurti). This does not mean that you become apathetic and sit back to endure your fate. It means, rather, that in the accepting, you stop fighting or resisting that which you believe is causing your negative feelings, and in so doing, are almost immediately able to find a state of inner balance, which leads you to a place of inner well-being. Once there, you can begin to decide what to do about whatever it is that is going on in your life.
And you can do one other thing as well: find a joy. A small joy. Just for that moment. Perhaps having a latte at a lovely café with a delightful view or cozy atmosphere. Perhaps sitting on a bench in the park feeding the ducks. Perhaps buying a newspaper (as opposed to reading one online) and sitting for a spell to read it. Admittedly, small joys, but in the words of a Chinese proverb: one joy scatters a hundred griefs.
For much more about becoming aware, about your thoughts, about joy and your feelings, and about choosing to make decisons based on conscious awareness in order to enhance not only your daily life but also your inner well-being, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book for Kindle and all Kindle applications.
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