I was with a close friend last evening. We were talking about various subjects. One thing which ended up being common is accepting our life as it is.

Stoicism, Bhagwad Gita, and Buddhism all speak about living in the present and all talk about pain and accepting the sufferings. The sooner we understand that life is a mixed bag, full of suffering along with joy, the better our life becomes.

We start accepting it rationally. We give up fighting. We don’t curse ourselves or luck. We don’t blame others for it.