Acceptance of circumstances and events in life are necessary for harmony and peace. Life is cyclical and there will always be times that you find aren’t ideal. The challenging times are merely opportunities for growth and learning. Removing resistance and going with the flow during these times is the easiest way to navigate through them. Tackling them head on with determination rather than avoiding them is ideal. Avoidance only creates more resistance and prolongs the uncertainty and uncomfortable feelings that accompany it. Focus on your breathing. Meditate. Focus on the challenging situation and look at it from different perspectives. This is the time that you should pull back and look from a broader perspective rather than a fine tuned perspective. Accept that the outcome of the situation may not be the one that you want, but look for the lesson within the outcome. This lesson can be used for self-improvement and to keep from repeating past mistakes. You can also learn from the outcome so that you can be better prepared to navigate the river of life the next time you come around the river bend uncertain of what you are going to find. Be hopeful. Be brave. Be strong. Learn. Grow. Improve. Accept.