We often get in trouble when we focus too much on control.
The desire for control comes from more than fear.
We look to control our circumstance, our environment, and our relationships because of something deeper.
It comes from a profound lack of trust.
A lack of trust in ourselves.
A lack of trust in the world.
A lack of trust in Life.
In our minds, we have good reasons for this lack of trust.
Yet if we look deep into our hearts, we want to trust more than anything else.
Making the effort to control everything in our lives is exhausting.
It also leaves little room for Life to bring us the unexpected.
While that may sound comforting to us, it is also quite limiting.
Life can surprise us with the most amazing adventures when we allow it to.
Giving up control is not about releasing our responsibilities in our lives.
It is about trusting ourselves deeply that we can handle and thrive in any situation Life brings us.
By trusting more and controlling less, we can allow amazing circumstances to develop.
We can allow others to contribute more and truly create team efforts.
We can lessen the stress in our lives and live more joyfully.
We can start to have a happier journey throughout our lives.
Yes, control can be very comforting.
Is it worth it?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant