Out of Control

Sometimes I am a closet control freak, sometimes a self-proclaimed-shout-it-from-the-rooftops control freak. Either way, I often struggle to have the patience that's needed to see how things play out, yet always seem to find myself enjoying the realities that are revealed along the way -- which are often serendipitous and better than what I can design for myself by my own control. Here are a few quotes I've recently discovered on the subject:

“Control is never achieved when sought after directly. It is the surprising outcome of letting go.” James Arthur Ray

“To approach the stranger is to invite the unexpected, release a new force, let the genie out of the bottle. It is to start a new train of events that is beyond your control...” T.S. Elliot

“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy... is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.” Ralph Waldo Trine


John said...

He who knows men is clever;
He who knows himself has insight.
He who conquers has force;
He who conquers himself is truly strong.

c h r i s t y b l a k e l y said...

There will be no plagiarizing on my blog! :)
That's Tao Teh Ching

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