The greater control we have, the more stable we tend to become. When we know how A and B work together, how they interact with C and even how D can be accounted for, we feel confident and sure.

But that is really not how ‘life’ plays out, the rules are a bit different. There really won’t come a time in a person’s life when they have everything under control, it’s a near impossible state to attain. There are many many variables that will remain out of your control, even the person sitting next to you now or walking towards you is one such variable.

It is therefore very intriguing that many get all worked up to the point of boiling over when we encounter  situations we have zero control over, even the things that fall outside our jurisdiction. What we have control over is our reaction to those situations. This prayer thus comes to mind:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference’


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