We spend a large portion of our lives trying to control situations. We kick upstream and tire ourselves our revisiting the past searching for meaning, closure or justice. As we kick, we trigger our nervous systems which reacts by pumping large amounts of cortisol and adrenaline through our bodies. In reaction our muscles tense, heart rate and blood pressure rises as our bodies gear into survival mode.
Our other option is to become willing to listen in a different way. Acknowledge the lesson, respect its wisdom and, with kindness for ourselves, slowly start to release our desire to control. While you ponder your choices remember that either way, things will be as they will be.
Fighting to let go