“External things are not the problem. It’s your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.
If the problem is something in your own character, who’s stopping you from setting your mind straight?
And if it’s that you’re not doing something you think you should be, why not just do it?
– But there are insuperable obstacles.
Then it’s not a problem. The cause of your inaction lies outside you.
– But how can I go on living with that undone?
Then depart, with a good conscience, as if you’d done it, embracing the obstacles too.” – Marcus Aurelius
Try a little experiment for an hour, a day or a week: let go of any and every judgment you hold about your present circumstances.
Acknowledge the factors as they now are and give thanks for the opportunity at hand, but resist the temptation to label them as being good, bad or neutral.
Embrace the factors as they now are. Ask yourself, “How can I most creatively handle the factors as they now are?”
Apply your present mental, physical and emotional capabilities as they now are to the situation. Rally all necessary resources at your command to the accomplishment of your aim.
Rejoice in the knowledge that you gave your very best, without qualification, excuse or reservation.
Continue in this manner and discover a wise and balanced approach to living.