Controlling the Uncontrollable

Do you ever feel like life is spinning out of control? It could be world affairs, sickness, financial problems, family issues, the list goes on and on of things that could be weighing you down. It seems like we just can’t control any of the scenarios listed and that of course would be correct for the most part.

There are a few things that we can choose to do to try and get a sense of stability. One is is to have faith and trust that things are not as dismal as they appear, I personally take it a step further and put my trust in God. This is a very freeing and burden lifting experience. I admit this can be difficult but well worth it in my opinion.

Acceptance is a powerful choice, we may certainly not like where we find ourselves, but the first step often to overcoming is accepting the situation. Another good choice would be to express gratitude no matter what predicament we find ourselves in because there is always something we can find to be thankful for. The choice to express joy can be a difficult one but if we let our guard down and try we can begin to find happiness and when it arrives in the form of a smile or even better, laughter, healing begins and despair starts to leave. Another powerful choice is the choice to act and not fall victim to the situation. Proactive and positive action always empowers.

Ultimately we still can’t control the uncontrollable but if we apply some of these steps we will begin to realize things may not be so out of control as we first thought and when this point comes, a sense of peace will come. So ultimately, you can’t control everything but when the peace arrives, dare I say, you have controlled the uncontrollable.