If you go from the gut, from the heart, from the core of truth within you, you already know where you’re attaching to control. Your life is speaking to you. Your life is already showing you every single thing that’s off-kilter.
The illusion of Control.
This is a powerful piece that resonated with me and something I wanted to share with you folks. The article points to the mindset and paradigm I have been struggling to get out of, but have been unable to put my finger to the last few years. That is, the illusion of being in control of my situations.
Being right? Expectations? Should?
These words point straight to the heart of control.
It is not to say that I am subject to the universe, but I am subject to the universe. As much as I can be proactive and in control of my own actions, I am still a subject to the world. As much as I can work on personal development, goal setting, meditation, exercise, and the like, I am still subject to the world around me. My desire to control and know the outcomes around me come from a place that is below the line.
Expectations. My normative beliefs. My beliefs. Fear. Insecurity. Self-Doubt. Blame. They are attempts at controlling and molding the world around me.
Control is only ever an illusion. It doesn’t exist. We think it exists, but that’s only an outside appearance–a coincidence of sorts in which factors that were visible appear to come together.
I do what I do, to get to where I want to go. I can control what happens within me, but that is all. There is rarely ever certainty in the world around me.
And–I bet you already picked up on this–trusting yourself enough to go within is the courageous journey of a truth warrior. It’s the place where there is no control, no ground under our feet, just a journey laying out before us and we have no idea where it will lead.
It is only when I begin letting go of trying to be in control of the world around me and focus on what I can control, which is within myself, will I finally begin feel free. When I let go, be open and surrender to the world that I will begin finding my way. I have to trust that deep down, I know the truth and to act from a place that is above the line.