Adversity and Wishful Thinking (Daily Teaching for 2/13/14)

We want to believe there is some magical way to make sure that we never encounter adversity and that everything will work our just the way we want it to. There have been entire religious and education systems created on the basis of that wish, and ultimately they disappoint because the goal cannot be achieved. No matter how much we wish it was otherwise, life does in fact disappoint and cannot be controlled. Our job is to learn to cope with that reality.

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