Today I write about the topic of control. This is such an intense topic, one that could be written on by any human being. "Let Go and Let God." I have heard this quote all my life from my loving family and friends. Don't we all just want to hang on to what we know? As a psychotherapist by trade, I see so many clients, so many diagnosis that are because "We Don't Want To Give Up On Control." Look at the news, all the stories of doom and gloom, we have a right to want to savour a little of that "control.
To want to be in control is not a bad thing. Ask anyone you know if they have control issues. I think most people would agree that they do. One of the first lessons I learned in my masters of counseling psychology program was about control. Did you know the most current epidemic and most diagnosed in the diagnostic manual is all about anxiety and the entire spectrum of disorders around that issue. Yes, you heard it from me, our planet suffers ad nauseam from panick, anxiety,depression and the like.
I think as I age and grow wiser, I find letting go to be a little easier. I know that life is precious. I have lost so many close to me that I know I need to try to go with the flow of life. Life is about connection, love, spending time with those you love and letting them know you love them. Just today I lost a dear friend who was found in his van after grocery shopping. He was slumped over on his steering wheel. To you Kevin my friend, I am glad I told you I loved you. Tomorrow I go to the hospital with my twin sister and best friend who is a seven year lung cancer survivor. We will find out if the three spots on her lung are gone or not.
Yes, life is precious and at times for very painful. What I know now, is that I love life and all it has to offer, be it bad or good. Some of the most painful memories I have somehow turned me into a writer, a deep conscientious human being that wants to give back to the world. I love God and my kids and all that is there for the taking in life. We do need to live life as actors in own play. Irv Goffman social psychologist said, " Live life full by knowing your the creator of your own play." I love this and is how I base my life. If you met me you would see I am a little girl in a grown up body.