This was in my email this morning...
"Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller coaster. The ride has its own logic and is going to go its own way, regardless of how tightly you grip the bar. There is a thrill and a power in simply surrendering to the ride and fully feeling the ups and downs of it, letting the curves take you rather than fighting them. When you fight the ride, resisting what’s happening at every turn, your whole being becomes tense and anxiety is your close companion. When you go with the ride, accepting what you cannot control, freedom and joy will inevitably arise."
Yes, yes indeed. I've been working on this, and really, I feel like I'm kinda getting the hang of wearing my seatbelt, but not holding onto the bar too tight....its fun. Even though some things still stress me out, I've found that it makes my life so much easier to let go of the things I have no control over, and let the universe do what it will.
Of course, then there are the things I do have some control over... and, I am getting better about controlling those things. I am learning to make changes where I need to make changes, and let stress only happen when necessary. I'm working on it anyway.