So, it’s not what I wanted
Nothing I planned
The situation plumps itself down on me
and I feel its heavy burden
Where did it come from?
Another surprise on the road of life?
Was it in my blind spot?
Why didn’t someone warn me?
I guess then it wouldn’t be a surprise!
Now it’s here
I feel the unease
Actually I don’t feel good at all
I was going merrily on the road of life
And now this…
I’m told I’m supposed to accept what comes my way
That resistance is futile
But how does one accept unpleasant things
The situation reminds me of one of the valleys of love:
“On this plane, the traveler meeteth with many a trial and reverse.
Now is he lifted up to heaven, now is he cast into the depths.
As it hath been said: “Now Thou drawest me to the summit of glory,
Again Thou castest me into the lowest abyss.”*
What is the traveller to do?
I can see that the opposite of acceptance is not helpful
Won’t change things
It only creates bad feelings
So first I have to accept it’s OK not to be in my comfort zone for now…
It’s OK to be frustrated … for now
It’s OK to not have it easy… for now
It’s OK! For now!
And in the meantime
I’ll look for solutions
I will try to get around the obstacles of life
And find an alternative route
The process is not pleasant, I admit
But accepting things the way they are now
And remaining thankful for all that is going right, is key!
June 22nd, 2015
*Baha’u’llah, The Four Valleys