Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Control

If we look closely we would find that there is a relationship between fear of change and being controlling where ever possible in our lives. We tend to be controlling when we try to freeze life into a particular mould and in that way fix our future.

However we can all appreciate that life tends to ignore controls and moulds despite our best efforts. the bottom line is that we could spend our entire life being frustrated by our attempts to control the winds of life. They blow hot or cold, fast or slow, from a gentle breeze to a cyclone regardless of our desires.

like sailors we need to learn how to adapt to the winds and use whatever comes up to push us in the direction we want to go and so eventually arrive at our desired destination. There will be times we are becalmed and times we need to batten down the hatches and seek sheltered moorings while the gale blows.

Sailors work with the winds and accept whatever comes which is a great attitude for sailing through life.

Your thoughts?

6 conversations:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I agree. Often there is calm seas, but often there are the storms to go through. I agree Peter. Sometimes we get blown off course and have to make our way back in a bit different direction than we had planned. We just can't always control every little thing they way we would like. Have a great evening. A big scritch to Cleo. :)

Peter Haslam said...

Purrrr from cleo sandee :)

Princess Haiku said...

Hi Peter,
I was thinking about you today and hope things are working out for you and Cleo. Take care

Peter Haslam said...

thank you princess haiku and my hopes are the same for you

brackets said...

Learning to go with the flow can be a little tough. I used to be a major control freak because I hated change in my life. Sometimes you cannot control things though, and I have learned alot about dealing with and actually starting to enjoy those new waves in my life.

Peter Haslam said...

very true brackets