Control and possession.
Arguably the two greatest obsessions to beset the human psyche and weave their way thru nearly every facet of every culture on the planet. We are sold a narrative on a most fundamental level, a reciprocal back and forth: control to possess, possess to control. It feeds on fear and doubt, on what ifs and the basic urges of self preservation — the underpinnings of almost all we know in modern civilization.
What if there is a different narrative, one where perhaps control is little more than an illusion we can forgo, and where possession isn’t something we ever truly have or need. That narrative exists, where maybe we least expect it. When the artist lets their emotion or medium guide what they create, when the surfer rides the wave instead of trying to fight it — when we allow ourselves to flow and embrace what is. Be it love, pain, joy, sadness, life or death.
“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” —Caroline Myss #TodaysMantra