Article: The Illusion Of Control vs The Reality, The Peace That Passeth All Understanding
Illusion of Control:
When you think or believe you can control how life shows appears in reality. You think that by controlling life, you will be safe and secure.
Results of Believing The Illusion:
You complain, resist, attack, demand, argue, blame or judge when the results are not what you want. You suffer because, you resist and react to life not being the way you want it. You suffer primarily because, you believe your thoughts.
You think you’re going to be with the boy/girl you believe of your dreams forever. Then, poof! You aren’t anymore.
You make a 5-year plan for your life one moment and another, it all falls by the wayside.
You need to accept can never control reality, or the way life shows up. Never. You can’t control others. You can’t control outer events or circumstances.
You can control your reaction and resistance to them, through acceptance. Acceptance is the path to freedom.
It doesn’t matter what your thoughts say, because, you don’t take them seriously and therefore, you don’t suffer.
You accept reality the way it shows up in your life, which does not disturb you inner peace. You understand life cannot show up any other way than it is in this moment. This is the peace that passeth all understanding.
You realize everyone is just resisting and reacting to each others thoughts. We’re murdering, raping, stealing, abusing, and not sharing with each other, because, we believe our thoughts. That is why there is no peace in their own minds or in the world.
So why move from a state of peace to suffering by complaining about how life is supposed to, ought to, can’t be, couldn’t or shouldn’t be, when the fact is, it is no other way than what is happening now?
That will never change. You can’t change the world. You can only change your consciousness, you state of mind, in relationship to the world. When one cell changes, the rest reflect the new state of being.
The world changes through you, first.