"you are not in control of your own mind."
what an odd notion
Are you suggesting that part of my mind is me (which controls me)
and part of my mind is not me and controls me or is out of control of me?
....I AM my own mind, surely?
Without control there would be no discipline,education,harmony,a peaceful society or law & order. Self control is the very essence of advancement.It is not in the sphere of worry alone that we exercise control.
I agree. We can have SOME control over things, but NOT total control! We can do our best in enhacing our self-control--achieve great things with God's support; but total control is not in us, but in Him!. Thanks for the post.
Good to hear some of your comments. Total control is for sure not a possibility. I even said that right in the first line of the post. Whether you believe in God, Vishnu, or even the Flying Spaghetti Monster, what matter is that you recognize that the pursuit of total control is a futile waste of time.
As for self control, I was speaking of worry in terms of the theme of this blog, which is stress management. So, the focus on worry was based on stress and anxiety as it the theme of this blog.
And, as for total control of your own mind, that does not happen either. If you were told not to think of something, you would think of it. So, even total control there does not exist.
Patrick McGrath, Ph.D., is the Director of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's Center for Anxiety and OCD Program and president of Anxiety Centers of Illinois.