My problem comes when I try to take control,my ego makes me think I know more than God.I give my life over to Him each day but there I go thinking I can do better than Him.It's hard to learn these kind of things but He will make you understand,no matter what!
I believe that God is in control, but we have free will... He gave us free will. God is a gentleman, He never pushes anything on us. He wants us to discover some things on our own, with His guidance... which requires seeking what the true nature of God is! God wants to give us the desire of our heart... so what is that for you? I am still figuring it out. I believe when we have questions, we should go to the manual. There's direction there. These past 2 years have been very hectic for me... a divorce, a move & one very ticked off daughter. Makes me realize I have very little control, BUT, I am responsible for my actions so I need to do the best I can, each day... one at a time.
One of my favorite sayings is: I don't know what tomorrow brings, but I know WHO brings tomrrrow. That pretty much says it all... for me anyway.
Luv2Ride99 write: I am the one that has to work at mindfully controlling my thoughts, my actions and ultimately my destiny. However, at the same time, I also realize that I have absolutely no control over anyone or any thing outside of myself. I can blame no one but myself for the paths I choose and I've given up on admonishing myself for some of those choices... that one took me a long time to work on. haha
It takes effort to make conscious choices from one moment to the next. I can choose which things to let into my life, my space. At times, though, I know that Karma is definitely having it's way with me, then I have to find my center and work with it.
This is tough stuff to work through and work on. I like to sit quietly some times and focus on the breath, releasing with the out breath any junk that's weighing me down. Then, I focus on letting go of any thoughts I may have had to sway or control others in any way and to release any of their attempts to control me directly or passively.
I believe in reincarnation too and know I have been here many times before. Hopefully, I'll have a swift rebirth when it is my time and get to do it again... wheeeee ! haha
When things get too tough and overwhelming, try to draw on whatever source you can for strength. Whether you believe in God, Buddha or Cosmic Rays, try to focus on that. The universe is alive with vibrance and has an abundance of energy and strength to give you if you ask for it.
Nice to hear from others who share a spiritual journey that is based in Karma
I have heard it said that Religion is for those who are afraid of going to hell, and Spirituality is for those who have been through it!
For my part , I do believe that we are. I am a believer in re incarnation. I believe that I planned my experiences before birthing. I believe evrything is good. I believe that I am a diminished version of God, although I am definitly NOT referrring to some old man sitting in a chair in heaven. It is my belief that I am a soul that has been here many many times. and each time I come through here it is with the sole (soul) purpose of learning . So in a sense, I am in control.
The hardest part is realization of not having control and letting go.
Softie...I agree with you. I think we all want to have total control of ourselves & what happens in our lives. But when you "Let Go and Let God" & have Faith in Him...I find at least in myself that I have an inner peace & that everything works out in my life even moreso & truly is a blessing. The hardest thing also I believe is that we're in a world where we want instant results & instant things to happen. And sometimes things that we want in our lives? Well you know what? Maybe God doesn't feel we need to have that in our lives at this moment. Sometimes also when one prays & wonders why God hasn't answered their prayers? Well? He may have answered their prayers by not giving them what they wanted. Or waiting until it is the right time if at all.