"You should strive for a union between your purposes in life and purposes of the Divine Principle directing the universe. There is no bond of union on earth to compare with the union between a human soul and G‑d." - 24 hours a day, August 1

There are times when I wonder why I struggle so much. Mostly it's because I am fighting against what is happening. I am not wanting it to occur, not wanting it to continue or not wanting it to be so bad — simply put, I am fighting against reality. Even more simply put — I am fighting against the way G‑d wants things to be. So, how futile is that? What could be more useless than to fight against G‑d's reality?

I would be better off to get in tune with what is, rather than try to change it to what isn't. Looking at it in much broader terms: Although it doesn't always seem that way to me at the time, life eventually works out much better when it goes according to G‑d's plan rather than mine. I can't even imagine what a mess the world would be in if I were the one who was running it!

So, here's the plan: adapt my will to the will of G‑d, instead of trying to convince Him to change things to the way I would like them. In fact, I think that most of the time, when we try to change things, we actually leave Him out of the picture entirely. I need to always remember that He is the Prime Mover and Shaker.

Rav Mordechai of Lachovitz said : "If your life is not as you will it, adapt your will to your life."

Sounds like a great plan!