This topic is not an easy one to hear, but if noticed with an open mind and heart, could truly change the course of events in your life. Our desire to control and micro-manage our lives is deeply rooted in fear. This comes from the fear that you aren’t in control of your outcome and your journey. In reality, what this causes is accomplishing the opposite and actually could be making these fears become truth.
When grasping onto what you think should or should not happen, the outcome is causing anxiety and negative emotions. These emotions could be holding you back from wonderful possibilities that may not happen to be on the path you think is best for you. The act of surrendering to control alleviates a great deal of stress and changes negative energy into positive energy. It’s time to get out of your own way and allow things to happen, as opposed to trying to make them happen. It’s an incredibly freeing process and feeling.
So what happens now?
How do you actually put this into practice?
You first have to make the decision to surrender control. This means fully accepting what the future holds and having faith that everything will work out accordingly – because it will. This isn’t always easy, and many objections will arise in your mind. We are conditioned to think that being in control is necessary for our wellbeing and survival.
Ask yourself this: What are you afraid of happening if you release control?
Jot down your fears and assess them with a rational mind. Digging deep into the root of the fear could even cause you to notice the fear is invalid, which will make it much easier to let go of. It is important to remember that surrendering control doesn’t mean you’re giving up. It’s simply about not holding on so tight, and allowing things to work naturally.
“I have been blessed with endless talents which I share with the world daily.”
What are a few aspects of your life that you feel you could lessen your control over?
Recognize the benefits you will encounter when you release control over one or more of these areas: