The point of life is to be fully alive in the time and place of our living-- in each here/now of our living. What interferes with that, prevents it? Wanting more of this and less of that, and something else entirely. The here/now is rarely good enough just as it is. Our preferences get in the way. If only this, except for that... Dismissing, discounting, disregarding, ignoring, denying, pretending away the moment in favor of what we wish were so. The only thing standing between us and things being just fine the way they are is growing up and allowing things to be just what they are, along with embracing the full implications of what that means for us, and the adjustments and accommodations we will have to make in doing what needs to be done about the way things are to make them more like they need to be in light of the evolving good of the whole. If it starts to rain, that is just fine, but it means we will have to take shelter or walk under an umbrella. And, that too, is just fine.