It hit me this morning, I heard myself saying, “I’m taking charge of my life, not trying to control it.” I felt a relief in this realization and reminded myself that I had set an intention years ago to let go of the need to control; my weight,  emotions,  spending, partner, success, life! It was exhausting and I was done.  Yes, I still watch my weight, I watch it go up and down or stay steady as the case may be, emotions flow in and out, money the same.  Energy is free and if we can contain, not constrain it we can use it efficiently. That is an art and the key to a life of joy and freedom.  When we take responsibility for our ourselves, we create a container from which to be true to ourselves and in the flow with this powerful gift of life.