"We have no control on many aspects of our lives, however, we have some control on us. With that control on us (self-control), we can manage to respond positively to many uncontrollable aspects and turn them around to the common good of all those connected with the situations".
Manage the Uncontrollable Stuff with Self-control
"We have no control on many aspects of our lives, however, we have some control on us. With that control on us (self-control), we can manage to respond positively to many uncontrollable aspects and turn them around to the common good of all those connected with the situation". This was the theme discussed on November 29th in the Pine Tree Center, Toronto, Canada. Here are the highlights of this live session:
Uncontrollable Aspects: Those aspects that flow like water in a river, however, they can be channeled in any direction we aspire. Examples of such uncontrollable stuff are:
- Circumstances/ situations.
- Thoughts and emotions.
- Other people
- Our existence ………etc.
Self-control: Those aspects that empower us to respond to the uncontrollable stuff. Examples or signs of such a self-control are:
-Acceptance: Of situations as they are (not as they should be).
Of yourself as you are (not as you should be).
Of the Power in you that is the same as Universal Power.
-Peacefulness: Free from external disturbance.
Connection with the Power in you. This connection is peace.
Responding to all situations from the mode of peace.
-Awareness: Being aware of yourself-- which mode are you operating from?
Being aware of the highest potential of inner connection.
Being a keen observer to know the reality as is.
Being alert to information from all sources.
Being aware of response actions as shown in silence
-Do: Performing actions as shown in silence/awareness.
-Let Go: Washing your hands off after doing your level best as shown.
Letting the Universal Power look after its outcomes.
Allowing time to the Universal Power it needs to orchestrate its show.
Not attached to the outcomes.
Move on to the next assignment.
With this kind of self-control, we can respond to any kind of uncontrollable stuff and effectively manage our lives in a peaceful, loving, abundant and joyful way.
In sharing this message with the united community of spirituality, found lots of interaction and members saw tremendous value of this message. However there were some comments regarding “Let Go” and the difficulty of implementing it. Here is my response to these comments:
1. "Move on to the other assignment" is an important part of let go. Having responded in
our level best way we need to relieve ourselves from clinging to the outcomes of what we have done. If we don't do so, we will be desperately waiting for certain expectations to materialize. They may or they may not materialize. Why glue us to something that is not sure at all? It is this over-dwelling of expectations that cause unnecessary attachment. Isn't it wise then to leave it to Nature, to accept our best possible response in its overall orchestration of the universal activity? By so doing, we gain freedom/ carefree- ness, extra energy to start fresh and readiness
to take on the next assignment. While we have a full responsibility to perform in the best possible way, we also have a responsibility to free ourselves consistently so that we can consistently perform and enjoy at the same time.
2. Some members expressed that it is not that simple to follow it. What is presented in "let go" is a direct linkage with the universal energy. Definitely it is not that easy to understand and practice. However, with proper understanding of the tremendous benefits that accrue from this practice, coupled with determination, it is not that hard to practice either. As we go along and experience freedom and joy from this practice we keep on strengthening us in Letting go and enjoying at the same time. The best way to start with this practice
as I see it and as many members who participate in ongoing self-empowerment sessions share the same view is to start it with an important priority of life. When confidence is gained, then keep on expanding it to other aspects of life. I know it works and I know it is powerful in every way.
I am also glad to confirm that almost every one in the group was extremely enthused
with the session. Group participation was absolutely superb. In fact, that's
what prompted me to share this message with friends, UCS and authors den.
With best wishes...............Ram