Control over others is not a good idea because it takes away the God-given ability to choose and limits the individual’s self-sufficiency. Yes, we need rules and guidelines. But control is an extreme form of diminishing other people’s power.
Having been an executive in the corporate world, I understand that someone has to be in charge. This means the department leader needs to sustain control over employees, suppliers, and sub-contractors or else the workplace becomes chaos. It is the manner in which control is delegated that matters. Being in charge does not mean being controlling.
When we realize that we are in charge of our own life, our need to control others will diminish. We will allow others to be themselves and make decisions. We will be more trusting.
When you reach a higher level of spiritual understanding, you will even allow yourself to be free of controlling yourself.
Look at the illusion of control. How many corporate executives, no matter how much control they believe they have, foresaw the possible collapse of Greece or the damage incurred by Hurricane Katrina or the electrical blackout that left parts of Arizona, Mexico, and California without power for more than twenty-four hours?
In today’s digital world, power dissolves quickly. Those spiritually prepared will survive. They will always know how to sustain themselves. They will always find a way to revitalize their individual world and they will play a positive part in the collective world.
When you let go of this imaginary control, you will happily give yourself to the Universe and trust in the Allness of Good. You will understand that Life wants you to succeed and, with this perfect trust, everything will merge together seamlessly. All will be just right, flawless, and wonderful. And so be it.