How to come to terms with your will being turned upside down

“Who is there that has all things according to his will? Neither I nor you, nor any man on earth. There is no man in the world without some trouble or affliction be he king or pope. Who then is the best off? Truly he that is able to suffer something for God.”

Thomas a Kempis, ‘The Imitation of Christ’ (Book 1, Chapter 22)

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