I figured some time back that trying to control another person will either be a non starter or distressing for them. So, what's the point of being nagging or domineering? But when I was poorly a few months back the need to micro-manage every aspect of my own life became a fixation. And of course that's not possible either. Again and again, life throws up stuff that isn't part of the best laid plans. It seems sensible to nurture acceptance of the idea that it's not always possible to exert influence over what happens however hard we try.
This lovely meditation explores current themes in my own thinking around surrender, vulnerability and faith. I've found it helpful and share it because others may too. It sits well with Niebuhr's well-known serenity prayer.