This very moment right here, right now is your life. Look at it. It’s as good as it gets.
There is nothing to wish for, nothing to hope for. Your desires are mere distractions. They distract you from the simple truth that this is reality. Reality won’t get any better. It will either stay reality or be gone. There is no room for hope, no need for hope, for all is well.
But perhaps you’re suffering, sad, or frustrated? That’s okay. Emotions are beside the point. The point is that this very moment is your life. It doesn’t get any better than this. Your dreams are not real, your feelings are not you, and hope is just a euphemism for fear. This life is you, and you are as good as it gets.
“So can I not improve, can I not strive to be better?” You can do what you want, but you are forgetting your self. I want to remind you that this moment is your life, and that’s it.—This is as good as it gets.
Obviously, if you’re in a bad place, things can get better. In most situations, however, especially those that do not demand a concrete decision, such a judging mindset is less useful than an unconditionally accepting mindset that undermines your categories of good and bad by classifying everything as good, nay, the best.