Today we ask that you admit you are not in control.

This is not an easy thing.

Even very spiritually-minded people who understand that they are part of a reality that is vast, beautiful, and unfathomable — even the most sensitive and spiritual people fall into the habit of thinking they are in control of something.

The world continually broadcasts the message that “you need to be in control.”

By staying “informed,” by watching the news, by reading the studies and reports — you can stay in control.

By reading self-help books, by learning how to “take charge of your life” — you can stay in control.

By eating healthy, pure foods and exercising — you can stay in control.

By parenting your children in the correct way, and sending them to the right schools — you can stay in control.

You will ignore all evidence to the contrary.

The people struck down in the prime of life by sickness, and by accidents.

The economic and natural disasters that create great upheaval in people’s lives.

You are not in control.

You do not know what will happen to you an hour from now, let alone a year from now.

Knowing this is the beginning of true wisdom.

You are not in control of a single thing.

This is very terrifying to the ego mind.  The ego mind will fight tooth and nail against this idea.

And yet the entire flow of existence will show you the absolute truth of it, time and time again.  You may not understand it even on your death bed, if you are like most humans.  But life will keep teaching you this lesson from now, until your physical death.

You are not in control of anything.

To really accept this is the beginning of enlightenment.

To transcend the fear of this is the beginning of true inner peace.

And when you live it, you are in total alignment with the flow of life.

There is no greater joy than this.

You are not in control.

If you believed this, you would be free.

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