We think we are in control. We strive and force and try and for what? A life of struggle? Is that how you want to live?
No, of course not. It's just often we don't realise how much we push.
Life is meant to be one of ease. Don't get me wrong - life still involves action - but action that is inspired, fluid and simple.
All the great things that have come to you have come with this straight forward, flowing effortlessness. A moment of inspiration and then an outpouring. An absorption in presence and then simple, obvious action.
Instinct, flow, grace.
Every time - and it doesn't matter if you are an athlete, an artist, a writer, a mechanic, a father, a teacher or a business woman, every good thing has come this way.
You act and you choose and you do, but the best comes when you let go of the future - of any idea of what should result.
The greatest moments have always been when you were totally present. Not overly concerned with the result or the plan, simply doing the right thing to do as it felt in that moment.
Control is the opposite. It kills inspiration and grace. It kills effortlessness and fluidity.
When you control you struggle and you try and you strain.
Struggle happens when you think you know what you need to do, and its not happening to your plan.
Instead of being fluid, you push a little more, and a little more. The resistance gets bigger and bigger. You get more and more tired, more and more stressed. There's less and less enjoyment.
You need to be aware of when struggle comes in and, in the knowing it is counter-productive, simply let go.
Letting go of control is that simple. Stop struggling. Stop fighting. Stop resisting what is.
The bottom line is protect your own peace. Protect the baseline.
You think you can do that? Of course you can. Just now, notice the trying and let it go. That is all. Little by little. Be present, be peace.