Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

You are here: Home / Community / The Teapot / Heather Williams / Control

Control

Posted by Heather C. Williams at Dec 31, 2012 09:26 PM |

The word ‘control’ comes from two Medieval Latin root words: Contra which means “against or opposite” and Rotulus which means “to roll" or "little wheel”. Clearly, this goes back to the days of humanity discovering and playing with the wheel. A wheel rolls on and on until someone or something applies the brakes or turns a corner.

Now, let’s apply this to the area of human relationships. As you know, many people love to ‘control’ things, and that often includes controlling others. There are also many people who don’t want the responsibility of having control. They like to be free to roll this way and that. Letting go of control can be very difficult. Trust is the issue probably. Accepting responsibility for taking the reins and controlling things can also be difficult. Ask yourself two questions.

One: In what ways do I take responsibility and control things?

Two: In what ways do I trust the process and roll with what life brings me?