Just imagine: You live your best life, you get a perfect body without having to work hard, your dream job, you win a lottery, driving the best car, married to your dream partner living in a mansion with a beach view. Isn’t that just perfect? A world where you have everything you need, a world filled with peace, health & happiness. A world where there is nothing to wish for, just perfection. At the end of the day, you are content.
But wait, isn’t this perfect delusion the root of all disappointments & misery?
How would you be content, if you have any one of the above-listed aspects missing in your life? You have everything in life, but health, you complain. You have everything in life but wealth, it’s hard. Isn’t it?
I can tell you a secret, a secret which doesn’t promise you all the riches & health, but it promises contentment. It’s called *drumroll* “be brave & let go”.
This secret is known to all mankind, but not everyone can master this art! To be content, we need to let go of the “perfect illusion” of life, expectations we hold from people & situations. Sometimes, things happen exactly the opposite of how we planned & we lose our cool.
We cause our pain, misery & disappointments by wanting things our way, but it’s humanly impossible for things to work out our way at all times! Just like we have no control over the weather, the airborne diseases which make us feel ill very fast, similarly we have no control over people & situations.
Why bother fretting over things that we have no control over. On the contrary, we have control over one thing alone, ourselves. And when we take charge of ourselves, we control our responses & actions in a given situation, do our best & accept things as they turn out.
So my dear friend, stop being a control freak! I leave you here with a beautiful quote:
Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.
― Terence McKenna
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