Here is an ancient Chinese proverb: “One should not miss the flavor of being sick, nor miss the experience of being destitute.”
Not an inspiring saying, perhaps, at first sight, but actually quite profound. To miss an experience means resisting, complaining, huffing and puffing (which is futile, since it is what it is already). The alternative? Choose to ‘be the space’ for whatever experience Life (the present moment) gives you. Allow the Now to be as it is. Then there is a depth to who you are. And inner peace. And right action arising out of that.
Eckhart” —Eckhart Tolle