Well I have returned to offer some thought and ideas.
This time I am writing about our penchant to want to control outcomes.
We would all like to feel we have the power to control cause and effect. That is, to control how things turn our in our lives.
We all want to think we can cause things to be the way we want. This is a rather linear way of thinking about how the world works. If I do A then B will happen.
In the retreats I offer, I talk about the two aspects that go into our need to control outcomes.
We insist that things go the way we want, and then we resist things when they turn out differently. This is the basis of much of our suffering and frustration.
Influence on the process.