Letting Go Of Control
"The Master understands that the Universe is forever out of control,
and that trying to dominate events goes against the current of the Tao."
Tao Te Ching
We love to believe that we have control over our lives when things are going our way. But inevitably, life brings us a challenge that is beyond our control; we lose our job, our partner leaves us, or an illness happens unexpectedly. When these so-called problems occur, our illusion of control begins to collapse, and we come face to face with the reality that we simply don't have the control we believe we do. Life is relentless in moving us into situations that teach us, again and again, to surrender to the flow of whatever is happening, because to do otherwise only creates more fear, anxiety and suffering.
When we actually learn to trust the flow of life, and cooperate with whatever is unfolding right now, we often find that we are much more at peace, and things begin to turn out wonderfully well for us. When we surrender to the Universal Intelligence that is beating our hearts and animating our bodies, we tap into the creative energy that knows exactly what we need at the time that we need it. In this surrendered state, we soon find that life becomes much more enjoyable, and we have much more energy to handle whatever challenges life may present. We begin to see that everything that shows up in our life is happening for our complete benefit; that everything is designed to teach us something we need to know, and move us into harmony with the flow of Divine Will.
Take a moment now, enjoy a refreshing breath, and bring this question to your mind; 'who am I when I let go of trying to control life?' What you may discover is the freedom and relief that is always available when you learn to trust the flow of the present moment and let go of the control you've never actually had....