When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl
In certain parts of Australia we are overwhelmed with bush fires, and to make matters worse, the firefighters are working in extreme weather conditions, which makes their job even more precarious.
Needless to say, they often just have to wait it out, be patient and adjust to the ever-changing environment.
Suffering is only ever present in my life when there is a resistance to change, or an inability to adjust or adapt to the situation at hand. Often it can feel like a fire which is out of control and has no way out.
But what I have found time and time again, is that no matter what is going on around me, I always have a way through, by remembering what nature has always known.
Change will always come. Accept the conditions that are presented to you. Move through each moment the best way you can. Be patient as you adjust to the new conditions of growth, and learn to adapt.
“Of course, there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” Arthur Rubinstein