The need for control!
So often in life we feel comfort only when we feel we were are in control of our lives. This is one of the biggest lies we can ever tell ourselves and yet some of us try to control more and more in our life in effort to find the joy we are seeking or to feel like things will be ok!
The truth about control is this; we have control over ourselves and our reaction to other people. That’s it, all other control in our life is contrived and actually against our true self. Control is driven by the Ego, the Ego needs to feel like it has an effect on things in the world because it’s the most important thing in the world.
Without emotional development and learning your true spirit the Ego runs wild and often it’s because of our own insecurities that we try harder and harder to control everything in our life. This is especially true in business where true leaders delegate and insecure leaders try to control.
So how do we move beyond control? The answer is by taking the time to know yourself, by forgiving yourself for past mistakes and by feeling worthy of everything that comes into your life. I know this sounds simple and in many ways it is, but the time to heal the past can be hard for us in this busy world. So often we take time for everyone else and have no time or energy left for ourselves.
To truly shift to a more joyful life we need to take care of ourselves first, if we do this we will have much more time and energy for others. Heal the wounds of the past, know you are an imperfect being that things are going to happen to. Not because of letting go of control but because trying to hold on to it.
Practice daily affirmations about gratitude and loving yourself, allow others to help you. Open yourself to letting go of control and watch your life change.
Till next time,
Quote of the day: “Only by letting go of control can we truly soar!”