When we attempt to control life, we are being motivated by fear. “Whoa!” you might say, “What?”
For example, when we are in traffic, we want everyone to drive like us (follow all traffic rules---but we ALWAYS follow ALL traffic rules, right??? ha ha). We don’t want any traffic jams and want to reach our destination on our timeline. But, we all know traffic laws are not always followed. Drivers are distracted (texting/talking on phone), and some are just bad drivers. We can’t control this, and this makes us vulnerable every time we get into a car. Someone could hit you and cause major damage to the car and worse, yourself and your kids. It’s very scary. Yet, do we acknowledge this vulnerability? Most of us do not. Instead, we attempt to control our environment.