Make Your Life Easier: Let Go of Control

Letting go of control is something most people struggle with. Most people don’t even realize that they should let go of wanting to control everything in their lives - they might even think that it’s a good thing.

The search for control affects us all - today I will share with you how I gained true control over my life by letting go of control. A true paradox, isn’t it?

I have experienced first hand what it’s like when we are not willing to let go of control and think that there is no other way to live - I was a sufferer of severe anxiety, panic and depression for most of my life. I also know what it’s like to change your way of life and recover from all those things, and as always, I’m here to share what I’ve learned.

What we can’t control:

Certain codes in our DNA

As human beings on this planet Earth, we are a part of nature - our human bodies are a part of nature. And some aspects of nature cannot be controlled. For example, I have terrible eyesight. My vision started declining at a very young age, I always had to wear glasses.

Some people believe that the power of thought can cure the body of basically anything. I thought a lot about that, and to be honest, I’m still not sure about this topic.

If I start thinking, however, about my eyesight being better, and try to manifest its healing, I doubt it will work. I do think that our thoughts are important, and that they majorly affect our attitude towards life, but can they really heal us from certain physical illnesses? I’m not sure. (Let me know what you think about this topic in the comments, I’m very interested.)

There is a little thing inside of us called DNA, and some things - like my bad eyesight - are coded in it since birth. Studies suggest that I couldn’t have done anything in order to prevent my eyesight from declining, since there are some codes that cannot be altered.

I also doubt I would be able to change my hair or skin color with the power of thought. Nature cannot be controlled. I certainly believe that thoughts play a large part in healing from illness, but there are some things that we just cannot change.

This is where mindfulness comes is. The acceptance towards things we cannot control gives us peace, no matter the situation.

I believe in the power of acceptance, and that it can transform any situation into a peaceful one. Not because we are in control of the situation itself, but because we are in control of our reaction to it.

Other people’s behavior

What happens to anyone besides ourselves is also out of our control. We cannot control the decisions of others and we can’t save them from having to live through the consequences of those actions. Read more»

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What the World Would Be Like if People Treated Each Other Like They Do Dogs

I have always been an animal lover. I have three large dogs and I take a walk with them every day. It is very interesting to me to see people’s attitude towards dogs, especially large ones.

You know those people who always say how dogs are so much better than people? Oh, how much I smile when someone tells me that… You know, I’m not one to argue or lecture, even if I don’t agree. I just politely nod and go on my way.

I love dogs very much, but I love people as well.

If you read this blog, you know that I like to wonder. When I was walking with my dogs recently, I wondered what the world would be like if people treated each other like they treat dogs.

The conclusion I came to was the following: the world would be a peaceful and loving place, basically resembling some sort of paradise.

Let me elaborate: when a stray dog is aggressive, one doesn’t blame the dog - they know that the dog’s experiences are what caused it to be like that. As humans, we might be the more developed species, but we are also living beings with feelings, whose behaviors are highly influenced by experiences, so in this light, we are exactly the same.

So, my question is: why aren’t we this understanding with each other? Read more»

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How I Got Over Anxiety, Panic and Suicidal Depression

If we change the way we react to our anxiety, we change our lives. With our reactions, we control the present. Panic is our own response. If we react with peace, acceptance and kindness, it will fade away. If you accept that anxiety is there with you, understand that it is there for a reason and greet it with peace and kindness, it will no longer have power over you.

Because what you accept can’t control you.

I tried so hard to run away from my anxiety, but what I really had to do was face it, accept it and respond to it the way I wanted to. Because the response is always ours, whatever the situation. Read more»

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