Are you ok with the fact that you are being controlled? I’ve struggled with the idea for years but as I get a broader understanding of our place as humans in the universe it’s bothering me less and less.
Anyone who is honest with themselves realizes there are times when they feel out of control. And while it’s common to revolt against being controlled, at some point you realize that maybe it’s ok to be “controlled”. Or is it?
To see this control thing from another side, think about the reciprocal situation. Think about how many things you have control over. Maybe it’s your kids, maybe it’s when you eat lunch, maybe it’s your dog.
It’s a relative thing too. Some say that we are being controlled by aliens and that upsets many folks. Yet when we control others like our kids, we see how it’s ok, in fact preferred for their sake. So how much are we all controlled, when are we bothered by it and not, and how much do we have control over?
Sometimes it’s a control within parameters. For example, while you do have control over when you go on your next trip to the potty, your control of when has a set range of time within which you must act. You control the minute you go, but not the hour. It’s a partial control and it illustrates how we are all controlled and yet it may really be ok.
I know of no one who has total control over their life. Some have little control, some have a lot, but it’s all relative to each other.
Now if you’re one of those who still hasn’t accepted the fact that we are all controlled, it may disturb you to find out that there’s nothing you can do about it. Actually, you can only make it worse.
Take the example of some fish in an aquarium. The fish are “controlled” but they don’t know it. Let’s imagine that one of the fish figures this out and starts to form a group of fish who become aware of this and they organize to do something about it. Just how far are they going to get? Do they have any chance whatsoever of “busting out”?
And if I find they have busted out, will that turn out well for the fish? I could argue they would be better off if they didn’t know they were being controlled. Can the same argument be made about us humans? Are we better off not knowing that we are all controlled? Did you ever notice how happy some mentally deficient people seem to be? Maybe ignorance of our total situation is a blessing? I don’t think so, but I can see the point.
I hear those of you who say that our situation as humans is different, but is it that different? The fact is, whether we understand it or even realize it, we are all controlled and that may just be alright. Maybe we don’t have the best answers as to how our lives should unfold. Maybe there is a higher power who knows better.
Here’s an out-of-the-box thought – maybe there are several higher powers who know better than we humans! Who says that God is the top and we are in second place? We may be in 112th place for all we know!
I see some of the things that humans do and I realize that we are not qualified to be running the universe. There are those of us humans who don’t even know not to litter, let alone hurt others or blow up things. We are not qualified to run everything, so maybe we have plenty of things that we are in control of and it’s probably not a good idea that we can control too much more at this point in our development.
We are all controlled and there may be a bigger reason for this than we understand. Accepting our place in the universe and living within our “aquarium” of life may just be what our destiny calls for at this point in time. I’m optimistic that we will grow and evolve to a place where we can earn more freedom and less control but for now, I’m starting to accept that we are all controlled and maybe that’s just the way it is – for right now anyway.