means the world will fall apart.
It was difficult to "let go" in a home
where spontaneity brought criticism and violence.
As an adult, I realize that my attempts to control
have resulted in incessant struggle and frustration.
Today I will consider what it would be like if I
gradually give up my hyper-vigilant effort
to dominate life.
If I relinquish control of most things in my life,
my world will not fall apart.
A river has powerful currents that pull and tug.
A leaf in the river survives by going with the flow,
not trying to control it.
I can be safe and happy
without trying to maintain rigid control
over the world around me.