Who Is in Control?

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To continue my recent theme about control, let's take a look at the real heart of the issue. In previous posts, I discussed how the idea of being in control is pretty much illusory and how you can't even control what your next thought is going to be. In this little essay, I want to look at the controller, the you that has no control over anything.From the beginning, the idea of control over one's life, one's thoughts, one's actions, anything and everything, presupposes that there is a someone who is in control. That stands to reason, doesn't it? If there is control, there must be a controller.So, find him or her. Right now, see if you can find the controller, the one who has control over this thing called "your life." Is it your body? Does it have control over your life? Is it your mind? Does it have control over your life? Do its wishes, desires, thoughts and even intentions have control? Given that thoughts have a crazy way of "just arising spontaneously" then the mind being in control seems iffy....

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