In looking at how the islanders compare wind to life, one of the things that always stands out to me is the idea of control – how most of us spend so much time and effort trying to control what happens in our lives.

I know I use a ton of energy on this – thinking that if I could just properly orchestrate everything and everyone around me, things would turn out the way I want them to. Of course, this leads to frustration, disappointment and stress. And it usually doesn’t work anyway.

Now, I’m practicing a sort of wind-shift. Instead of trying to control what happens, I’m working on managing how I THINK about what happens. When I’m able to let go of the need for control, life really does flow along a little more smoothly.

It’s a simple idea, but it’s not easy. I’m still working on it.

Do you find yourself trying to control life too?

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