The deepest need we all have is for a sense of control. We want things our way. But look at the things we are trying to control. Why do we want all that stress? There are many reasons, beliefs and emotions that lead us to hold on tight and feel the need to control others, situations, circumstances, money, communications, food, workflow, details, our environment, and various other important aspects of our lives. But we really don’t have to.
Letting go of control is about loosening our grip, allowing ourselves to be supported and trusting that things will turn out as they are meant to. Our inner control mechanism is our mind’s way of keeping us safe. If we are completely aware of everything around us, then nothing can surprise us, or scare us. When we feel out of control, we experience a powerful and uncomfortable tension between the need for control and the evidence of inadequate control. Life is uncertain—and trying to overly control outcomes sets us up for disappointment. We can’t appreciate uncertainty if we feel that our life is not in control. It’s only when life is under control—at least with regard to important things like health, relationships, and financial security—that we are capable of appreciating uncertainty. For today, re-evaluate what you are trying to control and be optimistic about your abilities. Occupy your mind with positive thoughts, and develop a happy outlook. Go outside and enjoy the fresh air, you will feel better about everything if you do.
If you were born on September 24th, Your keen intellect, makes you a fighter for causes that you believe in. You possess a character with strong values and sound judgment. People see you as being ultra-romantic. In order to keep peace and harmony, there has to be a willingness to make sacrifices. You do well when you are the head of your group, in both your public and private life. Most of the time you feel comfortable with yourself and who you are. Make a point of evaluating situations before acting. You have a charismatic warmth that others love. You like to flirt, you’re coy, and you love feeling your way through the maze of your own emotions. Don’t be bound to the past, look to the future.
Daily thought for September 24th: There is no greater love than the love that holds on where there seems nothing left to hold on to.