This is the reality. Life with all the colors, suffering, coldness, warmth, creatures, people… This is the present, nobody knows about the future, yet we may learn about the past. The present is now, and the future flows to the present.
To be able to be, we must accept what is. With the acceptance we can take action that is based on truth or the reality. We are no longer taking action based on wishful thinking, but hard cold truths.
THE ONLY WAY TO GET ANYWHERE IS TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE ON THE MAP.
First step therefore is acceptance.
Admitting to oneself the reality and accepting that reality is still some of the hardest and most humbling experiences. We are fragile by our hearts, therefore our egos invent all kinds of stories to protect ourselves from our own weakness.
Accepting ourselves first and foremost is the gateway to whatever is the true feeling we desire.
Often we end up confusing the important things: we come up with excuses not to do something because of X, even though we could just do it.
Accept whatever is and make the determination to live fully despite of all the faults.
As the Ajahn Brahm tends to say “the crooked trees are the most beautiful ones.”