Accepting everything as it is seems like a very tall order, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from an upside down view (wanting things different) and in the process cause your own suffering.
Nothing stays the same so it’s not the changes that occur in life that throws one for a loop, it’s the upside down thinking that things will always be a certain way, this is what makes changes much more difficult to deal with. If everything could be accepted as it is, one would never be thrown for a loop because the upside down thinking that tells you things should remain as they are wouldn’t occur. Accepting everything as it is seems like a very tall order, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from an upside down view and in the process cause your own suffering.
For one to get beyond their upside down thinking, it has to be understood that it’s your own mind that’s causing it. Life is what’s seen through the way it’s created and its created through how it’s viewed. Why a view is considered upside down is because of how rigid the mindset is when changes occur and it isn’t accepted. This rigidness keeps the mind closed to the conditioning that sees things as upside down; if this conditioning isn’t changed nor will the upside down thinking change. It’s not that right side up thinking needs to be implemented, all that’s needed is to be aware of the upside down thinking. Awareness is key in change because it allows for acceptance and when the world can be accepted as it is, good, bad, or indifferent, then just maybe one can think in a way that’s right side up.