I’m a control freak!
This is precisely why I never try to control people.
The process of trying to manipulate and manage others, as a means of achieving happiness, is the most unreliable, unpredictable, and unnerving approach to life I can possibly imagine.
I like to be in the driver’s seat, as far as MY personal experience is concerned, as often as possible.
The only method I’ve discovered that allows me to be at-cause in every situation is the practice of manipulating and managing my own perceptions.
Here’s today’s two cents:
We can’t control the world no matter how much we freak out. And even when it seems like our world is under control, it’s only an illusion. The Universe can flip the script on us (or even throw out the script entirely) at any moment.
The only control we’ll ever have is the power to be mindful, aware, conscious, and deliberate in relation to how we focus our attention.
Fortunately that’s all the control we need.
If you’re going to be a control freak about something, be a control freak about the things you actually can control.