When we decide to do something…to change our situation, start an exercise routine, enroll in college…anything…we think we are creating change…but are we, or are we following an unseen script that guides us? After all, we are the ones who decided to make the change…but where did the decision to do so come from? Maybe we cannot know, and maybe it doesn’t matter. When we watch a new movie, or read a new book, the story’s been written; the script as well, yet it is still exiting for us and we don’t even think of the fact that it’s all been written…for to us, its an untraveled path, and the ending is unknown…and that’s good enough.
If I work hard enough I’ll get there. If I earn that college degree, I’ll have my dream job. I have to be careful to do whats right…I don’t want to fuck up. God knows, if my life is shitty, it’s because I fucked up somewhere. It’s all my fault, right? After all…I am the one in control, right?…
What do we really have control over?
We try to control our finances, our neighbors, our pets.
We rail against the government, the IRS, and mainstream media.
When we realize that we are wasting all of our energy trying to control that which is out of our control,
we may start to realize that the only thing that is ours to control
is our reaction to the present moment…and maybe not even that.
After all, when was the last time you controlled your own heartbeat?