Imagine you are sailing in a boat. Maybe just a nine footer or maybe a grand 42 foot Catalina. Whatever you choose, YOU are the captain.
And as you spend some time on the water you begin to notice you cannot control the height of the waves or the strength of the wind. You cannot control the sunny skies or rainy days.
All you can do is be the master of your own boat
And isn't this like life? We have no control over what the people in our lives do or do not do. We cannot control natural disasters or wars or political leaders that we feel are compromising the well being of countries.
We cannot control how anyone else sails...we can only sail our own boat.
Many people in the world who live with emotional imbalance are trying to control the wind or waves or another person's boat.
Real inner peace begins the day
MARY MILLER MSW is an internationally known author and speaker and co-founder of I Ching Systems, LLC.