Are We in Control?

We walk a fine line between what we can control and what we can’t. “Control” is a hot topic for me. In recovery programs, one thing we work on is learning to surrender. It is definitely a complicated subject. I welcome your comments. Please let me know what you think.

Here’s an excerpt from my novel, Paper Girl. Nikki, the 15-year-old protagonist in the story feels almost no control over her life.

“How did accidents and disease and tornadoes fit in with her father’s plans? Mr. Miller was completely convinced that he was in absolutely control of his destiny. He was in charge. Nikki felt in charge of absolutely nothing. She was in the passenger’s seat of her own life — no confidence that any plans meaningful to her could ever work out….Over the years, she had daydreamed about how her life would be different now if she had been encouraged and supported in her creative endeavors early on….She might be relaxed and content — well on her way to living the life that her soul had been born for — the soul that came from wherever you are before you are here. The soul the Universe had plans for.”

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