Control (mindfulness post for 2/11/17)

Posted on by Matthew Kramer-LaPadula

Despite our beliefs to the contrary, we have a significant control over our lives. We can choose how we respond to situations. We choose whether to be angry. We choose to allow our fears to overcome us. We choose to be healthy or unhealthy. We choose to make a person’s day brighter or darker. Although it is tempting to tell ourselves the story that our responses and feelings are “out of our control”, this is actually a lie which attempts excuse our negative behavior. You have complete control. You can bring joy and light into this world and create a better place for yourself and others through compassion.