Why is it that despite our best efforts, many of us remain fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled in our lives?
There are certain facts of life that we cannot change—the unavoidable "givens" of human existence:
(1) everything changes and ends,
(2) things do not always go according to plan,
(3) life is not always fair,
(4) pain is a part of life, and
(5) people are not loving and loyal all the time.
By dropping our deep-seated resistance to these givens, we can find liberation and discover the true richness that life has to offer.