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If You Want To Free Your Mind, You Have To Let Go Of Everything You Can’t Control

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When you ask the question “what is your most fundamental fear in life?” an overwhelming number of us respond with “losing control.” Because of this deep-rooted fear, we invest an immense amount of time and energy trying to control every aspect of our every waking moment.

The problem is, you can’t lose control of something that was never in your power to begin with. The behavior of others, their choices, their actions, their views, their expectations of you, the past, the ever-changing world around you – you simply can’t control any of these circumstances, no matter how much energy you might commit to doing so. But you can control how you respond to these circumstances.  You can’t control how other people choose to treat you, but you can.

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