Our internal struggle

One important principle in life is in accepting “what is” instead of insisting that life be a certain way. Much of our internal struggle stems from our desire to control life, to insist that it be different than it actually is. But life isn’t always (or even rarely is) the way we would like it to be – it is simply the way it is.

The greater our surrender to the truth of the moment, the greater will be our peace of mind. When we have preconceived ideas about the way life should be, they prevent us from honoring what we are going through in life.

Accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur in your life. First accept what kala is unfolding in the present moment. You accept things as they are, not as you wish they were in this moment. You can wish for the things to be different in future, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.

Rather than reacting to events and circumstances, try accepting the moment for what it is. If you practice acceptance in the midst of the difficulties of daily life, you will soon find that many of the things that have always bothered you will cease to bother you.

When you fight that which you struggle with, life can be quite a battle. But when you accept what is going on, more peaceful feelings will begin to emerge.

In Bhagavad-gita Lord Krishna informs Arjuna that the pains and pleasures experienced in relation to the body are temporary; they come and go. One should not be disturbed by them but should tolerate them and continue with spiritual realization.

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