Have you ever noticed a desire to control the things in your life? Do you ever have a desire to control how others perceive you; what they think and say about you? What about a desire to control what other people do with their own lives?

We typically want to control things so we can feel safe, justified, or even righteous. Releasing the need for control frees up space for you to be totally present in the NOW. And that is freedom!

There is a time and a place to be in control, but when you live via the lens of control, your life becomes disconnected, rigid and painful. Living in fear can feel like some awful, tumultuous event can knock you down at any moment.

Helen Keller said it best:

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When you think your world is “under control”, there is no room for vulnerability or for life to happen spontaneously! Your vulnerability is a major part of the richness of life. Think of all you could miss if you aren’t open to the daily opportunities life has to offer. Without the need to feel in control, there is a freedom, a willingness to let life do life, and a deep trust that whatever is happening is perfect. Yes, perfect.

Releasing control invites you to breathe deep and relax into what your life is offering you. Allow “mistakes” to happen, and know that if things get out of hand, it is exactly what you need. There is so much more to life than having things “under control”. When you let go of expectations for the future, there is no need to perform and you get to simply “be”.

Rita Henry

Rita Henry

Rita Henry, founder of Inner Prosperity in Des Moines, Iowa, is an intuitive counselor who has helped thousands of people live more joyful, authentic lives. Rita’s unique approach combines powerful energy work, Qigong, meditation, and breath-work to help clients heal the mind, body and spirit. Rita provides essential, unwavering support through individual sessions and a wide range of group-centered classes, workshops and retreats.