“Teaching a kitten to bark. . . ” That’s how futile it is to try to change reality, I’m told.
What is, just is.
Including everything in the past that you wish hadn’t happened. In fact, if you believe in the Universe guiding our lives as I do, it turns out that there aren’t any “should haves” or “should not haves.” Everything that’s happened did and we can’t do anything about it. Karma translates to a “meant to be” that includes not only the good–but the bad and sometimes the very ugly. In Byron Katie’s words, it lies in “God’s Country.”
Sorry about that.
Apparently, the only thing we can do about it is to stop obsessing about it, feeling bad and wanting to “make things right.” All waste of time and energy. Nobody has that power so it’s no use waiting around for something like that to happen. How about that? What an amazing amount of time and spirit energy we could save, right? Too bad it took so long to really get this.
All we have power over is “our country” — that which is under our power to live out.
The other part of “what is, is” requires acknowledging that people are also the way that they just are, Including their values and how they behave. That’s their country, not ours.
Time to live large or go home!