Do You have control over life or does life have control over You?

Think back…
When was the last time you were really living with no stress?

Do you remember that feeling of control?…

Let me put a life scenario in your head…

You are eight years old, kicking the dirt in front of you while walking to your best friend’s house.
There is no rush because you know you’re going to get there.

Maybe you are walking through a busy city, a field or a park and the only sounds you hear are the natural sounds.

Life around you is still moving, there are cars zipping by, horns honking, maybe even sirens blaring.

You are clued only to the sound of wind waffling past your ears or the subtle bird song that instantly lights up your heart. You might be listening to slight sounds, like the shuffling of grass or suddenly captivated by leaves swirling in the distance wind. Maybe it’s winter and you cherish the beautiful sounds of silence and for a moment shush background interruptions, as you capture the snow’s falling whisper.

Along the way you are not feeling rushed…
You glance at a squirrel from the corner of your eye as it sits and munches away peacefully on a nut. It’s tail is shaking in anticipation of life.
Then you feel this sense of satisfaction as you stare as a bird busily creates a nest, flipping sticks and twigs in and around in anticipation of the life.

You stop and watch in your own silence.


At this time… Does life have control over you or do you have control over life?

This is your life…

Remember that feeling…
Such a true freedom…
I wish I was 8 sometimes…

It is a state of being clear and unmixed, being able to watch life in anticipation while feeling free at the very moment.

Stress is an impelling force of pressure. 
The pressure of work, the pressure of an important event, worry, anxiety or fear.
When you sit in stress all day long, day by day – you lose the benefits of feeling free!

Freedom is a state of being clear and unmixed.
When you Go back and remember that feeling of freedom, you are now dealing with the stress.

You Feel Happier Kicking Back
Don’t try to find freedom, gravitate towards Happy and Contentedness.
 You will have control…
Freedom is with you now…You are not feeling rushed, but feeling like yourself.

If you feel out of sorts.
Stop…Remember the way you felt when you just kicked back…
It’s a good feeling that is right there within you.

So, go outside and walk or run don’t stress and let the  stress take care of itself . This is your tool to disintegrate all those negative feelings by leaving you clear to 
move on to better things.


  1. Excellent post, Gilly! I know too well what stress can do! I've had 4 mini strokes in 2 years! Thank goodness I'm ok! Hence, why I've started to exercise and eat healthier, even more than before. Thanks you for sharing. You are such an inspiration.

  2. I would have to say the last time i was not stressed had to be when i was living at home, no bills, no wife or kids.. now the stress of making ends meet is crazy!

  3. IT is CrAzY Robert, I'm the same…
    There's not always enjoyment but we have that choice to feel free. Your cup is always overflowing 🙂 when it doesn't feel great make time to go for a walk or run. Or do something you love.

  4. This year I have definitely taken steps to take control of my life by choosing to do things that bring me joy and learning to control the stress! Look forward to moving forward in 2014!

  5. I have learned that stress doesn't come from the facts. Stress comes from the meaning we give the facts. Our conscious and subconscious ties things together from our negative experiences and worries and in turns creates the anxiety. When we don't exercise and eat right, it only compounds the problem!

  6. I love my life being busy, really busy and with things I love to do. I don't find it stressful because I know I have a say in the matter. I have ontrol. I have freedom. When things get more hectic, I get a bigger plate. Beautifully written and I am 8 again every day.

  7. Gilly, I went from uber-stressed to stress-free when I was willing to let go of so many things I couldn't control … and downscale so I removed all financial pressure. That peace of mind is fabulous! And I'm sure it has similarities with when you go out on a non-competitive run!

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