True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. It can’t be gained by interfering. (Tao Te Ching)
Despite conventional wisdom and all the world’s misguided lessons; alone, we don’t really have the power to “do something about” anything. Interference is the mind’s attempt to assert supremacy while, in truth, it has none. The separate “self” is an illusion of the mind that is utterly impotent because it just isn’t so. There is a greater wisdom beyond the mind.
When a situation calls for your response, then respond according to your intuition. But if something is beyond your ability to change, then simply state your truth and let it be. Allow freedom for others to experience life and to grow. Allow challenges to teach lessons that need to be taught. Allow consciousness to learn through situations and events. Let things go their own way.
We don’t know what’s good or bad. These are judgments of the mind and reality is far too complex. Let every situation unfold, accept it as it is—grateful for the knowledge that it must happen for the simple reason that it is happening. If it shouldn’t be happening, then it wouldn’t be happening. This is true mastery, which is your strongest position for success and the only way to experience the peace of God.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” -The Serenity Prayer