Kicking the Addiction to the Processed Fear Plant
Many of us are addicts.
The drug is called, control.
The street name for the form of control that we like to take is called, knowledge.
To us, it’s not control, per se. It’s knowledge, it’s normal — it’s just that, I know.
On this drug, we keep an eye on everything, we judge constantly, and we close ourselves to the world around us.
The thing is, like any drug, taking control, while it feels good in the moment, will kill all of the truly good things in life.
Control is just the Fear Plant, processed and packaged for consumption.
How do you beat fear and control?
Let them go.
You’re probably going to half-try it at first.
Usually people only give up control when, sadly, it becomes obvious that even though it feels like it works, it’s clearly destroying them.
When you finally come to the end of yourself and let go of control, it’s not going to feel very good.
It’s going to feel like you’re dying.
The thing is, after a little while, the pain will subside and give way to a new experience of life.
It won’t always be easy, but you’ll be happy you quit.
We don’t quit because we’re afraid that by giving up, we’ll have nothing left.
If I don’t control my life, nothing good will happen.
The truth is, by holding onto control, we can’t receive the good things that are available to us.
Control squeezes the life and possibility out of us.
The sooner you quit, the sooner you let go, the better things will be.
Just say no to control.
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This is Dose #28.