Let Go of The Illusion of Control: An Inspirational Quote from Kung Fu Panda
Master Oogway, the elderly tortoise from 'Kung Fu Panda' who is known for his knowledge and wisdom in the Valley of Peace and is also who is credited with creating Kung Fu is also someone with profound wisdom. Today, my quote comes from him.
Although I’m much better than I used to be, I’m a bit of a control freak - a typical perfectionist who doesn't like to be vulnerable as Brené Brown would say in one of her books. I often use perfectly good or positive energy trying to plan, predict and prevent things that I cannot possibly plan, predict, or prevent. It's terrible, stressful and not fun.
Lately, I’ve noticed that things go much more smoothly when I give up control—when I allow them to happen instead of making them happen.
The journey to a wholehearted life can be a spiritual process that may start by letting go of the illusion of control!