We seek to control our lives when we do not trust, when we do not love. Our ego, perceiving it’s self to be vulnerable and insecure, uses control in an effort to protect itself. At the root of our need to control, we find fear.
It may be fear of the unknown. Fear of not coping. Fear of loss. Or possibly even fear of looking stupid. And as our efforts to control other people and events invariably fail, our fear increases.
Trust, on the other hand, is a quality of the soul. While control is a tool of the mind, trust and faith are aspects of the heart.
When we trust enough in life to give up our need to control, we can relax and open to the flow of energy in our lives. This brings peace of mind.