It is as it is, are the words to self that are a verbalized effort to stay in the present, annnnd not be ATTACHED to whatever events by the chains of emotion.
Annie Besant taught us long ago, “…. attachment creates Karma.” and that is so true, too true really.
My perspective here is that I might choose to make a diligent focused effort to go through ‘whatever’, as water through a faucet. Without attachment.
This attitude develops one in many areas ‘self’, including the not so common qualities: ‘persistence’ and its good pal: ‘patience’.
All of life and its ‘stuff’ is beyond our absolute, firm control. That typed, what we do with life events, is ours to own for positive forever, or negative forever. And if ‘whatever’ is in the negative forever column, it can be turned into a positive just by learning from the ‘whatever’.
What a great deal is that?