My mom is truly amazing. Full of so much wisdom that I sometimes fail to take in and listen to. With time and experiences I have grown cold and my expectations of life have become surrounded by little daggers waiting to take out anyone who fails to meet the expectations. I expect things to be black and white and expect all those around me to follow suit. If they don’t I don’t tolerate it. It’s definitely a weakness of mine. I have a hard time letting go of control. Always have but after a conversation with my mom where she embraced me with such wisdom I FINALLY understood what she meant.
When you want to be in control of situations you are bound to be unhappy because people aren’t perfect. So why expect them to fall into a category, ANY category for that matter. We live in a society that is constantly bombarding us with categories. How much you should be making at a certain age, how you should be married and have kids by a certain age, how relationships need categories, best friend, acquaintance, boyfriend, etc. When we focus on being in control of these categories and any other portion of our lives, we set ourselves up to never be fulfilled or satisfied with anything that we have.
We fail to live in the moment and fail to let things take their natural course.
So for today I’d just say learn to let go of control and you will be that much happier 🙂