Wanting To Control

Uncertain Future

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. — Kahlil Gibran

We think if we could control an external event, then our anxiety will cease. We can’t anticipate what we think is going to happen to us in the future. The future is unknown. Anxiety is triggered when we don’t know because we want to control things. We have a certain level of control over ourselves, and that’s where we should place our attention. We don’t have to think that we need to control external events for us to control our anxiety.  We just have to do the things we have control over that can be constructive to our well-being.

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