The opposite of control

17-8-2018 in gewoon

I used to think the opposite of control is chaos. But it’s not. The opposite of control is surrender.

I think this falls under the category “easy to believe, hard (so very hard) to do.”

Surrender is a word that sends chills down my spine, pretty much every time I hear it. There’s an element of sacrifice that usually comes with surrendering, and the truth is we… simply… don’t… want… to… let… go.

Whether it’s our busy schedules, the things we have in our home, the clothes in our closet, or the books we have on our shelf—they all weigh us down.

“What if I need it one day?” “It’s worth too much and too valuable to throw away.” “I don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.”

These are the things we say in our heads—the excuses we make—to justify holding on for dear life. None of us want to feel like we are losing control, but sometimes when we let go of something, we gain something else.

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