The Illusion of Control

It’s no mystery that life is filled with unpredictable things. From the mundane issues of household objects breaking to the complex and life-changing issues of ill-health and injustice, we are bombarded by problems that need fixing. Depending on our mindset, we may find ourselves drawn to fixing every problem we encounter (Craving!), running away or ignoring those problems (Aversion!), or not being aware of the problems in the first place (Delusion!). When our strategies fail to produce the desired result, and more unpredictable events occur, we suffer. But the very idea that we can fix, avoid, or ignore all our problems is itself an illusion. This week, Payton talked about the illusion of control and what we might be able to do instead.

Payton played a talk by James Baraz which you can listen to here: