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You Have More Control Than You Think

Updated on June 5, 2014

In Control

Who Is In Control?

Who is really in control?

Who has Authority?

I ponder these questions in the background of my mind. Sort of like the background music they play, to set the tone in a movie scene. I think about my life and the path of life that I lead. Life is a journey and not a destination, I remind myself.

I think about my life and the parts I choose to play in it. Am I really in control? I look at this question as if it were a transparent prism of color and light. I look at my life at home, with family, at Church, at work. This is my prism I believe. Almost like a quilt with many patches; so it is the blanket of life that I have created for myself.

With an analytical perspective, I examine this prism I have created and answer the questions of who is really in control and who has the authority. As I take a step back and re-evaluate my life as if it were a collage or puzzle pieces that have created the life I live.

Stay with me as I examine and interpret this perception I have. Maybe you can relate?

* If I take a look at my home life, I look around me and smile. I have chosen where to live, what pets to have, what furniture to decorate my home with. I have chosen the people I surround myself with and the relationship I have with my family. I have chosen this. I have painted this canvas with the choices I have made. I suppose you can say this is a form of self control.

* If I take a look at Church and my participation.........I am who I am and I am everywhere I go. And so it is with God. Whether I attend church service or sleep in, God comes first in my life. Attending Church can become a habit, a hobby or a dedication that I choose. A choice I make for myself. Another form of self control.

* If I take a look at work, regardless of profession, I become the third person and view my participation from this stand. How am I showing up? Who am I in this role? What choices do I have ? What rules am I playing by? It is a funny way to look at this, but pay attention as there might be a nugget or tool in it for you too;

Regardless of do I see myself in my role? Am I everything I want to be? What part am I playing? Maybe its easier to relate to a board game as I clarify my perception; To navigate, one must have a vision or direction. One must choose a color peg as to take a stand and begin the journey with a role of the dice. What is my attitude in the beginning stages of this journey? I look at this from another point of view; Lets say my vision is created out of a boom a rang. I choose the color boom a rang and I throw it with intention and integrity in the direction I choose. What I can expect back in the retrieving boom a rang is the karmic reflection of what I threw to begin with.

Are you following me?

So, who has authority? Well, I would have to say that I do. A choice I have made alone. Another form of self control. I have the authority regardless of who I am working for or where I work. it comes down to my choice. A choice of self control.

If we take this even further and look at government and politics, I would have to say that I perceive this to be a pond of various fish in a deep sea. A perception that may be viewed at as out of control.

However, to be in self control and live a life with intention and integrity, is the life I lead. You and I , without a doubt influence those around us. When you and I are in control of ourselves, there is no one else to control but ourselves. I invite you and remind you to take your stand, own your power and be the best YOU that you can be. No one else will make decisions for you but you in your life.

Many blessings for a beautiful life.

Written by LEGold


"Own your power" said the judge at the stand

Who are you and why do you not understand

You have complete control of you

Its really out of my hands

Control is the device you hold

Own your power and behold

Intention is what you mold

With integrity, you shall never get old

"Own your power" said the judge from the tower

Believe in yourself

You are much greater than you know

Control is the remote you press and at times withhold.

"Own your power" said the judge from he podium made of gold

Don't be afraid, of your own power

Self control can be painted like a flower

Take your stand and behold

You are the only one in control.

Written by LEGold


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    • LEGold profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Eva Gold 

      5 years ago from South Florida

      True, true , true.......and I think in response; Possibly this is a deep view but here it goes:

      With all do respect, I am speaking for myself and everyone has their beliefs. I believe in Karma. I believe that there is an afterlife, a heaven for instance. Or in some religions they believe heaven is on earth and it is our attitude that creates our reality.

      I am a Christian woman, I do not preach the bible, nor consider myself a holly roller as the they would call it. But I believe in being a good person. I believe in God, Angels, and Karma . the key word that I want to elaborate on: What we put out we get back. So who is in control, leads me o think that I am the only one in control of my actions and reactions. Regardless of authority figures. Yes, in regard to the IRS, it is a choice to put it off or to follow through. As with anything that is a task that must be accomplished in order to follow law, or rules that we live by.

      I may be rambling on, and I do apologize if I am. (A late evening and I should be off the Thank you kindly for your commentary. I do appreciate your point of view . There is truly no right or wrong answer. However, the 'correct answer' we can only answer for ourselves and no one else.



    • LEGold profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Eva Gold 

      5 years ago from South Florida

      Thank you R.Q.

      I appreciate your review. Yes, I have been on Hiatus in regard to Hubpages. However, I have returned and without fear to express my deepest thoughts. I appreciate your support and your commentary.

      As we live and learn in this lifetime, we perceive our life through our own eyes and with our own meaning. I agree with you about the return of the boom a rang, but then I question, if it did not come back the same way if not better as in my throw, then what is it in my deepest thoughts, fears, excitements, that maybe I over looked. Or maybe there is still other lessons to learn before that expected return shows itself . Maybe I / you are not ready for what we think we expect. Sometimes we deserve better than we imagine. Sometimes it is possible we are not as ready to handle what we imagine we could at that moment in time.

      With an attitude of gratitude, we can only expect the best and nothing less. We deserve that. And we owe it to ourselves the respect, appreciation and chances to be the best that we can be at any given moment in time.

      Many Blessings


    • FitnezzJim profile image


      5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      My goodness, you certainly chose a tough question to tackle. Authority can be regarded as something granted by one to another, or by one group of people to another group. To follow your example, here in the Untied States the authority to govern was something granted by the people. We could have easily have been a large collection of in-fighting anarchists, but we chose a balanced government. Over the years, we have forgotten that we are the authority, and have allowed our authority to be redefined and re-centered into smaller groups of people that we call ‘elected officials’.

      The interesting thing, is no matter the authority, you always have the freedom to choose to disregard that authority, if you are willing to accept the consequences. Sometimes, you voluntarily submit to an authority in response to an expected reward. For example, if those who lost out to the IRS delays had not sought a tax-break, they would have been able to conduct the business they had originally intended. They chose to submit to the IRS as an authority in return for a tax break. They gave up their freedom in hopes of saving a few dollars, and thus lost out on the opportunity to make a difference.

      Submitting to an authority is always a choice. But that choice needs to include a real careful examination of the consequences. It is not a game with winners or losers. Just as often it is a choice of whether you want to live free of that authority, or submit to that authority.

    • Romeos Quill profile image

      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi there Lisa;

      Well, you've certainly proved how important it is to never stop questioning, and it seems that the journey so far is so interesting, that one hopes that there will be no let down upon destination.Interesting questions....Are we in control? When it comes to choosing what colour shirt to wear, then I guess so, but for everything that has a major bearing in life, then I suppose we can only do our best. Authority? I suppose that the hard workers should be in those positions, but it doesn't always seem to be that way . The Yin and Yang of the boomerang concept doesn't always work, I've found.Life can be unfair, but it can also be unfair in one's favour sometimes.To learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow seems to be the extent of man's vision, but imagination, and the curiosity of questioning can certainly push those limitations, increasing the ability to empower others, and to gain the confidence to serve others with the experiential knowledge with which one has accrued, and been blessed with.

      A fascinating philosophical, and practical depth to this Hub of yours rarely seen on here. Thank you.



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