Letting Go: You Can’t Control Everything

In Giulia‘s post titled “Surrender and Let Go“, she talked about how we should learn to not expect anything to go the way we want. To trust something other than ourselves. Something that is not on the same level as us humans.

In a sense, we are advised to trust in fate.

Since it is rare for things to go exactly the way we wish them to, we should stop expecting it to and accept our own circumstances. Sometimes, what we thought were missed opportunities could have possibly been missed mistakes. While it may be difficult for many people, I find letting go relatively easy.

Friendships come and go.

Happiness comes and goes.

Pain also comes and goes.

Nothing permanent, just a life full of changes that do not really mean much to me. If something bad happens, I guess it can’t be helped. If something good happens, well great. Changes are the norm and it would be better to just get used to it. Sometimes it can be a real pain when we lose something that ends up making life much more inconvenient for ourselves. However, after complaining and venting, there’s not much we can do but accept it and move on.

The future is uncertain and dynamic. Thus, we would likely be better off concentrating our efforts on maximising the present that we live in rather than far-off planning for the future. We need to let go of our need to control everything. If we don’t, we will only suffer. We will suffer because it is inevitable to not be able to control everything.

Despite me saying all this, I feel that it is still important to at least have a rough idea of what you want to do in the future. At least that way, you can have some direction as you live your life.

Set a destination but not the route.

If along the way, you feel like you are inclined towards something else, you can always change direction and try to head for a different destination.

– K.A.L.T

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As I was writing this post I got a little confused on what I was writing about and started writing about letting go of the past instead. Ended up wasting a lot of time writing about something unrelated to what the author of the blog post I’m responding to was talking about. Hopefully, now I’ve made it better suited as a blog response to “Surrender and Let Go”. Do you guys like my blog response posts or should I start replacing Saturday posts with something else instead? Any ideas or suggestions? Or do you think I should keep my Blog Response posts coming? Leave your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

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