We like to believe we must make things happen. We also like to believe we can't. This means we worry about our powerlessness and get steeped in our own bitterness. The truth is, we are meant to co-create. In other words, we both make things happen and let things happen; we imagine and then we release the imagined dream into the Universe for it to manifest it properly.
Far from being powerless, we have all the power of the Universe available to us, if we will cooperate with it in its unfolding. In other words, we must accept the Universe's helping hand.
To practice acceptance, we must practice accepting. In other words, start saying "yes" and "thank you" when you are offered gifts, opportunities and support. Do not say, "Oh, I couldn't!"
Oh, yes you could!