When we resist the current moment wanting something else, it causes suffering.
I am relating to this currently because I have been wanting different things happening in my life than what are actually happening. Because I have been doing this, I have felt unhappy when there are actually things to be grateful for. Like seeing bunnies in my yard, harvesting plums cucumbers zucchini flowers and herbs, I’m healthy, I have a roof over my head, I’m at peace. I’m sure I can think of a lot more but the point is that rather than focusing on these great things, I’ve been focusing on what has not been happening that I want to happen. I have no control over that and need to make the best of what is in front of me.
I saw Eckhart Tolle on YouTube talking about this and it helped me shift my perspective and I am already feeling better. I hope it helps you too.