I've done just enough meditation to understand in a direct and immediate way--as opposed to understanding abstractly, which is easy--that nothing lasts.
I have no idea how to go from having this understanding to accepting it, let alone being happy about it. And frankly, it's difficult for me to see how anyone can do those things. I can't help but entertain a suspicion that many of those who claim to be at peace with impermanence are deluding themselves, just as those who believe in an afterlife are almost certainly deluding themselves. But it's possible (and when I try to be objective, I think it's more likely) that I'm projecting my own inability onto others.
I feel stranded. What do I do? Just keep meditating and hope that my perspective changes?