When a condition is unconditionally accepted, it changes. If it isn’t, we suffer. Acceptance escorts us to the intersection of “Change It” and “Leave It.” No one lives there because waiting is dying.
What has anger loved, touched, created, healed or restored? Whom has it forgiven? The condition from which right action arises is acceptance, not anger. But we’re chronically heedless, still at the altar of our intentions, still doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
At some point we let slip the absurd conceit that we’re in control of what happens. We are not in control. We’re like leaves being driven across the sky by a mighty wind.
At the heart of Tai Chi Chuan is this principle: Whatever comes, let it come. This is exactly what most of us don’t do. Instead, we re-act, stand against, do again what didn’t work the first time.