Let go of the reins of control.
“How would your life be different if you stopped worrying about things that you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can?
Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.” ― Steve Maraboli
Control is often an illusion. Although we can work hard and plan for contingencies, what you find when you’re
dealing with stress is that life goes beyond our boundaries to control it. The more we try to control the problem the more difficult it becomes to keep our lives balanced and happy. Being controlling can cost us a lot. It has a negative effect not only on our health, but also on our families, friends, and the people with which we work. It can lead to feelings of distress, and overwhelming stress.
The love of control can harm our life spiritually and physically. Here some major negative effects that can occur from the need to be excessively in control:
Loss of Tranquility and serenity
Loss of Love, harmony and connection in your family, friends, and with people around you.
Lack of Energy…
If things are just too hectic, and your vision of how your life should be (after you’ve done
everything you can) isn’t working out, consider being willing to accept that it’s time to acknowledge that nothing further can be done.
Just accept where you are in that moment.
The instant we acknowledge that we can’t control everything and we just loosen up a little bit on the reins of control, stress is much less likely to get it grips on us.
It is such a relief not to have to be in control all the time. To be willing to just let go and let things be as they are. This is the kind of acceptance we need to have if we really want to get the stress off our backs.
If we do this then our lives will be filled with inner peace.
We’ll also discover that we feel more healthy.
Choose to be happy. Let go and let the spirit take you where you need to go. Release distress.
I read the blog and enjoyed it so much at the exact time that I needed someone to remind me!!
I needed to be reminded of the fact that acceptance is the only true key to happiness.
I am not supposed to know all the answers on the earth and God for the sake of protecting me probably wouldn’t want me to know them all.
My English isn’t that good and my apology but thank you Dr. Laman and very happy holidays to you and your family!