Whenever there is a problem, there broadly are 2 steps of tackling it –
Understanding the problem, becoming aware of it, accepting it.
Attempting to solve the problem.
Many times, however, we skip step 1 and directly jump to step 2.
Step 1 is essential though. We need to accept the problem first.
Accepting the problem doesn’t mean that we are okay with the situation. It simply means that we don’t live in delusion. We feel what’s needed to be felt. And then we respond wisely.