Who’s really in control?
You have the power, through your choices and free will to create your future path. Sounds simple but is it? You can direct your life by making “free” choices about what you’d like to see unfold. How you conduct yourself determines the outcomes more than you realize and are willing to pay attention to. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, clearly stated:
“Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built with love or from fear.”
By trying to have an open heart and mind, you can embrace life. We are better equipped to see what “shows up.” Essentially, we have allowed life to teach us. As famously quoted by the late John Lennon, “Life happens when you are busy making other plans.” As a student in the life classroom, we learn and grow from our collection of experiences. We hope to evolve as human beings. If life’s circumstances have taught us well and we have passed our tests, we become more astute and wiser pupils of life. We become more empowered and develop a higher level of consciousness. When we act from a lower level of consciousness we act out of fear and consequently some of our choices will not serve us well. We then fail the lessons that we were presented. We end up struggling and perhaps repeating the same scenario over and over again. There is replication of bad behavior patterns that don’t yield the results we really want.
To be open to effecting change for our own benefit and gain control one must be aware whether the ego (mind) or the intuition (heart) is foremost in a given situation. For example, when you are more controlled by your ego you are dominated by fear, anxiety, judgment, anger, impatience and doubt. All these emotions disconnect you from your intuitive voice. When you connect with your inner self and listen to that little voice in your head, you are hearing your heart. When a difficult decision or choice needs to be made, there must be a balance between your composed mind and your heart’s message. They can co-exist. Whenever you are fully aligned with your authentic self, you will be better “in tune” to make positive choices that impact your future. Utilizing your intuition to guide you and not let your ego rule and or dominate will lead you to feel better about whatever you decide. You base your decisions on what is in your best and highest interests. You will be fully in control. Become more mindful that all decisions, actions, inactions, and reactions are the result of what you alone have chosen. You can decide to have the loci of control. One can feel and become empowered knowing that you do have “self” control over what happens to you. Therefore, be your own best advocate. You actually do have a say in what occurs in your future.