Avoidance and resistance require effort. It takes conscious, focused energy to push against something — whereas acceptance, surrender and connection, is choosing to go with the flow; to go with the river; to go downstream; to go with what life is providing, offering and giving.
Everything and everyone — the circumstances and situations that show up in our life, along our path — are there for specific reasons; to play some part, reflecting some kind of asking that we made at some point — even if only to allow us an opportunity to definitively say “no” to whatever it is; to definitively stand up for ourselves in something.
It may just as likely be an opportunity for us to say “yes” to something that is challenging, exciting, interesting or unexpected — and thus, a generative movement toward our own expansion.
Something may arise that frightens us, perhaps, and that maybe — because of our practiced habit of dissatisfaction with life — we want impulsively to say “no”. We want impulsively to say “Eh, I can’t really add it to my schedule.” We want to procrastinate, deny, resist and avoid.
This is, by definition, the practice of discernment. We’ll make wrong choices, and we’ll make right ones. We learn to heed and to hone our innate guidance through walking the walk.
Sure, we may all ascend into beings of formless light, but in the meantime, what’s right in front of you? Our practical things (life, in practice) aren’t so trivial and common and arduous and ordinary as your limiting values and perceptions make them out to be.
Look again. Dive deeper into everything. There is richness in all aspects of the journey. You wanted it so.