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Loss of Control
September 25th, 2013 9:23 AM

We have often heard the phrase, "life is an illusion."   Illusions are actually the conscious mind's double agents.   The ego doesn't like to think that anybody can do it better than she can.  So she seduces the rational mind into believing those things that help us make it through the day and believe we are "in control" of everything.   The master illusion convinces us that life can be manipulated.  Well, life cannot, but we can.

As weeks or months go by smoothly, we secretly succumb to the lure of thinking we can control relationships or the course of events.  But when we become addicted to thinking we can control another person's behavior or a particular outcome, we are as vulnerable as a drug addict who thinks this hit will be her last.   High on determination, we assume we can handle the day or the problem, if we can just keep everything or everyone under control.  When we can't, we spin into our own nosedive.  Whatever we try to control ends up having control over us and our lives.

It is a hard lesson to learn and one that is the most difficult to accept.  We can never lose something if we never had it to begin with.  We were never in control and never will be.  Let go of that illusion and move on.  If we trade in a life that we have tried to control, we receive in return something much better . . . . . a life that is manageable and less stressful.  I am personally still learning this lesson!

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Posted by Barbara Doeringer on September 25th, 2013 9:23 AMPost a Comment

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