Recall a time several years ago. What was your actual, direct experience of your self at that time? Wasn't it that YOU were the aware emptiness that CONTAINED all that appeared? Regardless of what appeared, there YOU were, that cognizing emptiness that registered all the happenings, "Good" or 'Bad"? Seeing this and understanding that you ARE that sacred emptiness allows for an acceptance of what is to arise. Yes, EVEN when the life sucks. which I know quite a lot about, THAT stands forever ever present and full.
Things are not as they appear.
Nor are the otherwise. -Zen