Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Let It Be Easy

I used to live in constant state of self preservation and call is “preparedness.”  I thought that if I knew every possible outcome of a situation, I could never be caught off guard or disappointed.  I know now that there were holes in my plan.

An illusion of safety does more harm than good.  It caused me to think in terms of “cause” and “effect.”  Every “cause” has possible good and bad “effects.”  There’s no way to focus on the positive when you force your mind to evaluate the possibility of the negative.  What I thought would create security actually created fear.

Knowing what could happen doesn’t prevent it from happening.  There are too many variables to ever be in control.  The stress you’re creating is more harmful than most negative outcomes.

Relinquish control.  Let it be easy.