If you want more control over your life, you have a choice to make. Choose to be response-able.
The one thing that we’d all like a little more of is a little bit more control over our lives. A little more control over how things work out. And yet that can be really challenging when you’re surrounded by chaos.
When you’re out in the world and you have everything happening all around you. And it’s very easy to get distracted by all the stuff. It’s easy when things are rushing all around you to begin to pay more attention to that reality than to your own inner reality, to your own thoughts, pay more attention to your own feelings.
But this is where the gift is, this is where the beauty is. Because in between your observation of all of the stuff around you and the way you feel, there’s a gap. And as you begin to extend that gap, as you begin to feel more independently what your thoughts are, what your feelings are while everything else is going on around you, you actually become the eye of the hurricane.
You experience a peace in the middle of whatever chaos might be happening around you. Control equals responsibility. Those who have more control over their life are the ones who have taken more responsibility, who have accepted their own power to choose.
Choose to pay attention to what’s going on around them or choose to add a little bit more awareness of what they are feeling. You have the choice. You have the choice to be more response able, to take more control over your ability to respond and to choose you’re responses. Just because something’s happening around you doesn’t mean you have to go with it.
You have a choice. And the middle of all this chaos, you can experience yourself as the eye of the storm.