I just had a revelation I wanted to share. I tend to try and view things that happen in life as potential lessons we can use to get more good stuff and avoid the bad stuff, to put it simply. But what I realize is, it's very easy to start attributing intention to these things, as though they are 'meant' to teach us something. And then I grow upset when life seems to be trying to teach us too much at once. We call life unfair, cruel, harsh. Yet it's me who gave meaning to these things, then drew conclusions that weren't true. The deeper truth is that life will through anything at us at any time because it has no intention - it's not trying to teach us, or do anything. It is. And so, while it is useful on one level to ask 'what can I do to change this?', it's more important to remember that the greatest 'improvement' one can make in life and/or oneself is to accept all that life is offering, good and bad. When we stop resisting, we can be at peace, even in the midst of the storm. That is the only lesson worth learning.