I was not required for reality to function.
Isn’t that disappointing? I’m irrelevant to the functioning of the world. And I thought I was such a big shot! Ha. Shows me.
It’s kinda cool though - like, if you just sit with me in this moment; just be here … this also requires nothing, does it? Needs nothing, requires nothing - this moment just ticks over.
You can let out a sigh, if you like.
My job - and your job - can be just to sit and watch and as it unfolds, applause - “Hurrah!”
Now I know that sounds dangerously like doing nothing. Like leaving the ship to steer itself, and if it steers itself, then surely it’ll end up on the rocks!
Or just turning circles.
The fascinating thing is that control of your destiny only needs a light touch - nothing heavy handed at all. But what I mean is sometimes it feels like if you stop steering, the world will crash. Nature itself will end.
“I MUST stay in control! I CANNOT take a break”
You live your life - and every body else’s - with your hands so tight on the steering wheel, white-knuckled, you can’t even pause to change the radio. It’s a grip - actually - of pure fear.
The amazing thing is you're also attempting to steer everyone’s ships in the direction you think they should be going too. Which is an incredible feat of skill - or something.
HOWEVER, maybe you’re right - but beyond a suggestion or two, if you do it for them, they’ll never learn to do it for themselves, will they?
Keeping your hands to yourself and getting rid of the grip, two very useful lessons in life.
That is, if you’re interested in living an easier life - one that is stress free, empty of overwhelm, enjoyable, free - where you skip off into the sunset … that kind of life.
It can be done.
The fascinating thing is as you let go of such overwhelming control, how bizarre, how tiring, how sometimes actually frightening, such control is when you see it in someone else.
Anyhoo, I’m done. This little virus is still being sweated out and I feel like a cup of tea and a lie down for a moment.
Let me have any questions!
Almost forgot - everyone is learning this to some degree. Do not feel like you’re the only one, you are SO not. You can learn to “let go” - and you must, really, for a happy, healthy, balanced life.
Here’s where I would start if I wanted to learn to let go - just a little bit every day -
It's a really cool, free challenge to becoming free of stress, complete with guide:
Take it easy!