These were not words a man used to gloss over his grief, to ignore his trial, to ignore the pain and reject his plight. It was the exact opposite. He wrote them as a way to fully enter into his pain, and deal with the trauma.
“Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.” - Eckhart Tolle “I am focused and mindful in this present moment.
“I have the power to make good changes in my life." You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.