I’ve felt a little off lately. Disconnected. Edgy. Impatient. Lethargic. Prone to outbursts of emotional eating and whining when things aren’t going my way.
Control is an illusion, but our attempts at it create tangible results – and leave us feeling stressed, uptight, unproductive and more than a little annoying to live with.
This need to manage the moments of our lives comes from the belief that we must do something, anything just to be O.K.. That moves us away from our core – the place the holds the deep knowing that things are already O.K. just as they are. When we try to control anything at all, we actually move away from our power centers of faith, humor, intuition, compassion and grace. We relinquish the very skills we need to cope with whatever comes.
We become self-centered, isolated, obsessive, and in my case a teeny bit pouty. And holding on tight to life stifles the magic and goodness that is all around us.
This is so not productive. Not helpful. Not even smart.
Today, I’m regrouping, moving back to my center, willing to step into the uncertainty and experience all that comes knowing that I am enough to handle it. On Wednesday, I’ll tell you how you can do it too.