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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Red Phoenix: It is not a case of you being inferior when you bow at your Dom's It is not a case of you being inferior when you bow at your Dom's feet. The reality is your Dom only has the illusion of power. You are the one in control. You decide how far the scene will go. It is your gift to him or her. — Red Phoenix
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Donna Lynn Hope: Power, a paycheck and control do sick things to those who have the illusion of Power, a paycheck and control do sick things to those who have the illusion of possessing it. — Donna Lynn Hope
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Dambisa Moyo: Ask most people who live in a home and have a mortgage on it whether Ask most people who live in a home and have a mortgage on it whether they own their own home and the answer is almost guaranteed to be a resounding 'yes'. Yet it's the wrong answer. Technically speaking, until they have paid the mortgage off, they don't own it. Herein lies the difference between reality and illusion, between ownership and control. This confusion lies not only at the individual level, but also at the heart of government thinking. — Dambisa Moyo
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Marsha M. Linehan: Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging. — Marsha M. Linehan
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Thomas Ligotti: An individual's demarcations as a being, not his trespass of them, create his identity and An individual's demarcations as a being, not his trespass of them, create his identity and preserve his illusion of being something special and not a freak of chance, a product of blind mutations. Transcending all illusions and their emergent activities - having absolute control of what we are and not what we need to be so that we may survive the most unsavory facts of life and death - would untether us from the moorings of our self-limited selves. — Thomas Ligotti
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Bryant H. McGill: When you surrender and release the illusion of control, you begin to free-fall toward your When you surrender and release the illusion of control, you begin to free-fall toward your destiny of a grand reunion with your original-self; a self uncorrupted by the world's false lessons of fear and control. — Bryant H. McGill
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Marilyn French: For men to focus on controlling women's reproduction to solve a society's problems seems nothing For men to focus on controlling women's reproduction to solve a society's problems seems nothing short of mad or, at best, superstitious. But men's superstition or insanity has real and dire consequences for the women who are its object. And states, too, home in on women's bodies, perhaps to create the illusion that men are in control of uncontrollable forces. Indeed, almost all governments try to control women's bodies and regulate their appearance in some way. — Marilyn French
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By David Sedaris: Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. — David Sedaris
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Eric Hoffer: Discontent by itself does not invariably create a desire for change. Other factors have to Discontent by itself does not invariably create a desire for change. Other factors have to be present before discontent turns into disaffection. One of these is a sense of power. Those who are awed by their surroundings do not think of change, no matter how miserable their condition. When our mode of life is so precarious as to make it patent that we cannot control the circumstances of our existence, we tend to stick to the proven and the familiar. We counteract a deep feeling of insecurity by making of our existence a fixed routine. We hereby acquire the illusion that we have tamed the unpredictable. — Eric Hoffer
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Jay Woodman: To lose a problem, do not oppose, let go of any need to control, perhaps To lose a problem, do not oppose, let go of any need to control, perhaps it's all an illusion we project, more like a game we play than real? — Jay Woodman
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Harriet Lerner: Control is an illusion - a fact you will learn very fast if you become Control is an illusion - a fact you will learn very fast if you become ill, or have things fall apart in some other way. When we understand vulnerability and suffering as an essential part of being human, our individual fate can be easier to manage. — Harriet Lerner
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Scott Adams: People who do affirmations will have the sensation thatthey are causing the environment to conform People who do affirmations will have the sensation that
they are causing the environment to conform to their will.
This is an immensely enjoyable feeling because the illusion
of control is one of the best illusions you can have. — Scott Adams
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Russ Harris: The Illusion of Control The Illusion of Control — Russ Harris
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Trish Mercer: You like to claim that you're in charge of the world, but it's as if You like to claim that you're in charge of the world, but it's as if the world hasn't noticed and it does whatever it pleases in spite of you. You claim the sky is blue, but almost on a daily basis it betrays you. — Trish Mercer
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Rachel Caine: It's an illusion, control," Naomi said. "You ought to understand that by now, young Claire. It's an illusion, control," Naomi said. "You ought to understand that by now, young Claire. We are never in control of our destinies, even the strongest of us. All we can hope to do is not be too badly damaged by events. — Rachel Caine
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Yasmin Mogahed: Many of us rely on our own illusion of control. But when God makes it Many of us rely on our own illusion of control. But when God makes it known to you that you're not the one steering the ship, be thankful. He has removed the illusion, and forced you to rely only on Him. — Yasmin Mogahed
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Jewel E. Ann: Control never lasted. Eventually the illusion of time, the pull of gravity, and catastrophic events Control never lasted. Eventually the illusion of time, the pull of gravity, and catastrophic events reminded everyone of their mortality and their utter insignificance in the great big world. Life was nothing more than one lone blink. Here today. Gone tomorrow. — Jewel E. Ann
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Dada Bhagwan: To believe the control is in your hands when it is in the hands of To believe the control is in your hands when it is in the hands of some other power, is indeed a wrong belief (bhranti, illusion). If one were to understand even this much, he will find a solution. When people begin to understand that the power is in the hands of something else, then the wrong belief [illusion] will go away to a little extent. — Dada Bhagwan
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Luke Timothy Johnson: What is it, really, that we could lose if we handed ourselves over to the What is it, really, that we could lose if we handed ourselves over to the discernment of faith? Would we really lose anything except the illusion of control? This question suggests that there may be an idolatrous project underlying resistance to spiritual discernment: the desire for a decision-making process that we can predict and control.
But the obedience of faith offers no certainties, not even that of being certain of our our fidelity. We cannot know if the decision we make here and now are correct. We only know that they are the best we are able to make, and that in the future we might both regret them and need to change them. The reason has nothing to do with our sinfulness and everything to do with the fact that faith has to do with the Living God, who always moves ahead of us in surprising and sometimes shocking ways. "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Heb. 10:31). — Luke Timothy Johnson
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Alanna Mitchell: The point is that if you think you can pinpoint the cause, then you can The point is that if you think you can pinpoint the cause, then you can fool yourself into thinking you can avert the cause. It's deeply egotistical. It's life played as a grand insurance policy. Our myth-making around cancer stems from the same impulse. Because we don't know exactly why most of it happens, we weave a makeshift wisdom around it, a false prophet, which seeps into the common story and feeds our hunger to understand why. The guilt is a byproduct, a way to assign blame and seek absolution. It's a lesser evil than the forces of randomness. And it gives us the illusion of control. — Alanna Mitchell
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Jordan Castillo Price: ...knowing often felt preferable to not knowing. It provided the illusion of control. ...knowing often felt preferable to not knowing. It provided the illusion of control. — Jordan Castillo Price
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Matt Padwick: He was attracted to this edge of unknowing, of hope and fear, he instinctively knew He was attracted to this edge of unknowing, of hope and fear, he instinctively knew that surfing it was precondition for growth and transformation. And for feeling alive. Waking up and going out into the world not knowing what each day would hold, taking life as it comes, relinquishing any illusion of control. That's fresh, that's a good morning! — Matt Padwick
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Illusion Of Control Sayings By Rupert Everett: If you're an actor, there's going to be a sense of fantasy about yourself, especially If you're an actor, there's going to be a sense of fantasy about yourself, especially in the celebrity world we live in today. You give the illusion of being in control, sexy, at ease, with never a difficult moment. Those are the basic lies that all celebrities tell. For me, they're the more dangerous lies to come to terms with. — Rupert Everett
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Lisa Mantchev: Never mistake complacence for the illusion of control. She is like wildfire, at once utterly Never mistake complacence for the illusion of control. She is like wildfire, at once utterly beguiling and wholly untameable. — Lisa Mantchev
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Kathleen Tessaro: I'm going to tell you something that no magazine or novel or television show will I'm going to tell you something that no magazine or novel or television show will ever let on. Love wears you down. We think of it as hearts and flowers and happily ever after but in real life, the things you have to do in the name of love kill you ... You end up doing a thousand things in a day in the name of love that you wouldn't ask a dog to do.
Sex is the most powerful weapon in your arsenal
innocence is attractive in children, but it makes brittle, disappointed adults.
Someone liking you is just the beginning; it always starts nicely but before you know it it's like Persephone being dragged into the Underworld.
Romantic love is an illusion Hughie,. It can be manupulated, twisted, piled up like a bunch of fun-house mirrors. The very nature of it is deceptive. It promises closeness but the only thing is ever really reveals is the dreams and fears of the person with the obsessions. That's why it's so easy to control — Kathleen Tessaro
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Deepak Chopra: When your actions are motivated by love, you expend least effort and your energy multiplies, When your actions are motivated by love, you expend least effort and your energy multiplies, allowing you to create anything you want, with a spirit of play and joy. When you seek power and control over others, you waste energy chasing the illusion of happiness. — Deepak Chopra
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Daniel M. Gilbert: Perhaps the strangest thing about this illusion of control is not that it happens but Perhaps the strangest thing about this illusion of control is not that it happens but that it seems to confer many of the psychological benefits of genuine control. In fact, the one group of people who seem generally immune to this illusion are the clinically depressed, who tend to estimate accurately the degree to which they can control events in most situation. — Daniel M. Gilbert
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Brian Andreas: If you hold on to the handle, it's easier to maintain the illusion of control. If you hold on to the handle, it's easier to maintain the illusion of control. But it's more fun if you just let the wind carry you. — Brian Andreas
Illusion Of Control Sayings By G. Willow Wilson: The greatest triumph of Shaytan is the illusion that you are in control. He lurks The greatest triumph of Shaytan is the illusion that you are in control. He lurks on the forking paths, lying in wait for those who become overconfident and lose their way. — G. Willow Wilson
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Jaeda DeWalt: As an adult, emerging from the ether's of an abusive childhood, i found myself left As an adult, emerging from the ether's of an abusive childhood, i found myself left with a constant craving for protection, safety and security. I spent many years living my life, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I needed to control everything, in an effort to prevent any harm from coming my way (even though control is an illusion).
It took me many years to realize i had to become that safe harbor for myself. And that part of becoming that safe harbor was not about avoiding life, but rather, developing the confidence and coping skills to know that i would have what it takes to find my way through life's inevitable trials and tribulations. — Jaeda DeWalt
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Miriam Toews: We drove down Corydon avenue towards my mother's apartment. How are you doing, she asked We drove down Corydon avenue towards my mother's apartment. How are you doing, she asked me? Fine, fine, I said. I wanted to tell her that I felt I was dying from rage and that I felt guilty about everything and that when I was a kid I woke up every morning singing, that I couldn't wait to leap out of bed and rush out of the house into the magical kingdom that was my world, that dust made visible in sunbeams gave me real authentic joy, that my sparkly golden banana-seated bike with the very high sissy bar took my breath away, the majesty of it, that it was mine, that there was no freer soul in the world than me at age nine, and that now I wake up every morning reminding myself that control is an illusion, taking deep breaths and counting to ten trying to ward off panic attacks and hoping that my own hands hadn't managed to strangle me while I slept. — Miriam Toews
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Nicholas Sparks: Most people lived under the illusion that they were in control of their lives, but Most people lived under the illusion that they were in control of their lives, but that wasn't completely true. Yeah, you could decide what to have for breakfast and what to wear and all those little things, but as soon as you stepped out into the world, you were pretty much at the mercy of everyone else around you, and all you could do was hope that if they were having a bad day, they wouldn't decide to take it out on you. — Nicholas Sparks
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Bryant McGill: When you release the illusion of control, you begin an effortless free-fall toward a grand When you release the illusion of control, you begin an effortless free-fall toward a grand reunion with your original self. — Bryant McGill
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Diane Lane: If people knew what made hits they'd make more of them, so to have the If people knew what made hits they'd make more of them, so to have the illusion of control over one's career isn't something I can even pretend to have. — Diane Lane
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: A market need no longer be run by the Invisible Hand, but now could create A market need no longer be run by the Invisible Hand, but now could create itself-its own logic, momentum, style, from inside. Putting the control inside was ratifying what de facto had happened-that you had dispensed with God. But you had taken on a greater, and more harmful, illusion. The illusion of control. That A could do B. But that was false. Completely. No one can do. Things only happen, A and B are unreal, are names for parts that ought to be inseparable ... — Thomas Pynchon
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Jennie Allen: It is the fight for control that has us all tied up, while it's really It is the fight for control that has us all tied up, while it's really an illusion anyway. We control because we are afraid of what may happen if we let go. Do we really think we are better captains of our lives than a God who sees everything and deeply loves us? So we pursue our scrapbook dreams, distracted, too busy to see he's already with us and has our steps planned. The days and pictures and people he puts in our scrapbooks are seemingly chaotic but perfectly planned. — Jennie Allen
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Marcel Proust: Sadists of Mlle Vinteuil's sort are creatures so purely sentimental, so naturally virtuous, that even Sadists of Mlle Vinteuil's sort are creatures so purely sentimental, so naturally virtuous, that even sensual pleasure appears to them as something bad, the prerogative of the wicked. And when they allow themselves for a moment to enjoy it they endeavour to impersonate, to identify with, the wicked, and to make their partners do likewise, in order to gain the momentary illusion of having escaped beyond the control of their own gentle and scrupulous natures into the inhuman world of pleasure. — Marcel Proust
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Marcel Proust: To know a thing does not enable us, always, to prevent its happening, but after To know a thing does not enable us, always, to prevent its happening, but after all the things that we know we do hold, if not in our hands, at any rate in our minds, where we can dispose of them as we choose, which gives us the illusion of a sort of power to control them. — Marcel Proust
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Daniel Kahneman: We focus on our goal, anchor on our plan, and neglect relevant base rates, exposing We focus on our goal, anchor on our plan, and neglect relevant base rates, exposing ourselves to the planning fallacy. We focus on what we want to do and can do, neglecting the plans and skills of others. Both in explaining the past and in predicting the future, we focus on the causal role of skill and neglect the role of luck. We are therefore prone to an illusion of control. We focus on what we know and neglect what we do not know, which makes us overly confident in our beliefs. — Daniel Kahneman
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Ted Bundy: Guilt? It's this mechanism we use to control people. It's an illusion. It's a kind Guilt? It's this mechanism we use to control people. It's an illusion. It's a kind of social control mechanism
and it's very unhealthy. It does terrible things to our bodies. And there are much better ways to control our behavior than that rather extraordinary use of guilt. — Ted Bundy
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Ariana Carruth: In that moment, I welcomed back the light and let go of the fear, the In that moment, I welcomed back the light and let go of the fear, the feelings of unworthiness, the past, the loss, the wallowing, the grief and the anger. I let go of the illusion of control in our losses, of our afflictions. — Ariana Carruth
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Claire Fontaine: I know that for every mother, there is always the possibility of three in your I know that for every mother, there is always the possibility of three in your relationship with your daughter. You, your daughter the way she is, and your daughter the way you want her to be. I learned the hard way ten years ago that that kind of control is an illusion and a barrier. — Claire Fontaine
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Christopher Lasch: Man's collective mastery of nature - even if we could ignore the mounting evidence that Man's collective mastery of nature - even if we could ignore the mounting evidence that this too is largely an illusion - can hardly be expected to confer a sense of confidence and well- being when it coexists with centralizing forces that have deprived individuals of any mastery over the concrete, immediate conditions of their existence. The collective control allegedly conferred by science is an abstraction that has little resonance in everyday life. — Christopher Lasch
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Tea Obreht: The distance of the fighting created the illusion of normalcy, but the new rules resulted The distance of the fighting created the illusion of normalcy, but the new rules resulted in an attitude shift that did not suit the Administration's plans. They were going for structure, control, for panic that produced submission - what — Tea Obreht
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Kirsty Logan: Spectacle is grounded in the illusion of control. Spectacle is grounded in the illusion of control. — Kirsty Logan
Illusion Of Control Sayings By David Levithan: Deep breaths. I am taking deep breaths. Composure. Which, for me, means composing ... Maybe Deep breaths. I am taking deep breaths. Composure. Which, for me, means composing ... Maybe this is my way of creating the illusion of control over something I have no control over. Like, if it's just a story I'm telling or a song I'm singing, then I'll be okay because I'm the guy who's providing the words. — David Levithan
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Chris Voss: The goal is to identify what your counterparts actually need (monetarily, emotionally, or otherwise) and The goal is to identify what your counterparts actually need (monetarily, emotionally, or otherwise) and get them feeling safe enough to talk and talk and talk some more about what they want. The latter will help you discover the former. Wants are easy to talk about, representing the aspiration of getting our way, and sustaining any illusion of control we have as we begin to negotiate; needs imply survival, the very minimum required to make us act, and so make us vulnerable. But neither wants nor needs are where we start; it begins with listening, making it about the other people, validating their emotions, and creating enough trust and safety for a real conversation to begin. We — Chris Voss
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Richard Yates: Synchronize watches at oh six hundred' says the infantry captain, and each of his huddled Synchronize watches at oh six hundred' says the infantry captain, and each of his huddled lieutenants finds respite from fear in the act of bringing two tiny pointers into jeweled alignment while tons of heavy artillery go fluttering overhead: the prosaic, civilian-looking dial of the watch has restored, however briefly, an illusion of personal control. Good, it counsels, looking tidily up from the hairs and veins of each terribly vulnerable wrist; fine: so far, everything's happening right on time. — Richard Yates
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Robert McCammon: There is something about nature out of control that touches a primal terror. We are There is something about nature out of control that touches a primal terror. We are used to believing that we're the masters of our domain, and that God has given us this earth to rule over. We need this illusion like a good night-light. The truth is more fearsome: we are as frail as young trees in tornadoes, and our beloved homes are one flood away from driftwood. We plant our roots in trembling earth, we live where mountains rose and fell and prehistoric seas burned away in mist. We and the towns we have built are not permanent; the earth itself is a passing train. When you stand in muddy water that is rising toward your waist and you hear people shouting against the darkness and see their figures struggling to hold back the currents that will not be denied, you realize the truth of it: we will not win, but we cannot give up. — Robert McCammon
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Walter Lippmann: Though it is disguised by the illusion that a bureaucracy accountable to a majority of Though it is disguised by the illusion that a bureaucracy accountable to a majority of voters, and susceptible to the pressure of organized minorities, is not exercising compulsion, it is evident that the more varied and comprehensive the regulation becomes, the more the state becomes a despotic power as against the individual. For the fragment of control over the government which he exercises through his vote is in no effective sense proportionate to the authority exercised over him by the government. — Walter Lippmann
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Ilchi Lee: Although we have refined our behavior over many centuries, the basic perception that we are Although we have refined our behavior over many centuries, the basic perception that we are individual beings, separate from the rest of the world, remains unchanged, and so how we relate to the world remains unchanged. Because separation is an illusion, control is also an illusion. — Ilchi Lee
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Ruth Ozeki: When I write fiction, I have the illusion of being able to control these fictional When I write fiction, I have the illusion of being able to control these fictional worlds and these characters, and to make them say what I want them to say. Of course, the problem is that it is an illusion, and by the end of it you realize that you're not in control of it at all; the characters have taken over, and they're driving the vehicle. — Ruth Ozeki
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Philip Zimbardo: Most of us fail to appreciate the extent to which our behavior is under situational Most of us fail to appreciate the extent to which our behavior is under situational control, because we prefer to believe that is all is internally generated. We wander around cloaked in an illusion of vulnerability, mis-armed with an arrogance of free will and rationality. — Philip Zimbardo
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: The Roman Catholic Church has the unique power of keeping remote control over human souls The Roman Catholic Church has the unique power of keeping remote control over human souls which have once been part of her. G.K. Chesterton has compared this to the fisherman's line, which allows the fish the illusion of free play in the water and yet has him by the hook; in his own time the fisherman by a 'twitch upon the thread' draws the fish to land. — Evelyn Waugh
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Book Summary: Assumptions can blind you; hypotheses can guide you. Good negotiators expect surprises; great negotiators reveal Assumptions can blind you; hypotheses can guide you. Good negotiators expect surprises; great negotiators reveal the surprises. Negotiation should be seen as a process of discovery. If you think you're too smart to discover anything new, then you will be a terrible negotiator. Until you know who or what you are dealing with, you are actually in the dark and should proceed with caution. Listening well does not come easily to most. By truly listening, you will disarm your opponent, giving them a sense of calm and a feeling of safety. Talking about wants gives us an illusion of control; needs are required to survive and make us feel vulnerable. The biggest mistake a negotiator can make is to rush things. By slowing down the process, you are able to calm down the situation. A soothing but confident voice helps in confrontational situations. Mirroring relies on the fact that we fear what's different and are drawn to what's similar. — Book Summary
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Allie Brosh: I don't like when I can't control what reality is doing. Which is unfortunate because I don't like when I can't control what reality is doing. Which is unfortunate because reality works independently of the things I want, and I have only a limited number of ways to influence it, none of which are guaranteed to work. I still want to keep tabs on reality, though. Just in case it tries to do anything sneaky. It makes me feel like I'm contributing. The illusion of control makes the helplessness seem more palatable. And when that illusion is taken away, I panic. — Allie Brosh
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Lori Deschene: We don't need to identify concrete solutions to all our problems. We don't need to We don't need to identify concrete solutions to all our problems. We don't need to create the illusion of control amid uncertain circumstances. We need to accept that our biggest problem is fighting the way things are, and then consciously choose to stop battling ourselves. We have to choose to be in this moment instead of scheming toward something better. This moment is a new opportunity to let go of everything that's stressing us. This moment is a new chance to take a deep breath so that we don't feel so overwhelmed. This moment is a tiny lifetime, all in itself, and we have the choice to live it. — Lori Deschene
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Leonard Mlodinow: The first step in battling the illusion of control is to be aware of if. The first step in battling the illusion of control is to be aware of if. But even then it is difficult, once we think we see a pattern, we do not easily let go of our perception. — Leonard Mlodinow
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Dawn Gluskin: Perfection is an illusion. Allow yourself room to make mistakes and permission to be happy Perfection is an illusion. Allow yourself room to make mistakes and permission to be happy regardless of outcome. — Dawn Gluskin
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Juan Gabriel Vasquez: Adulthood brings with it the pernicious illusion of control, and perhaps even depends on it. Adulthood brings with it the pernicious illusion of control, and perhaps even depends on it. I mean that mirage of dominion over our own life that allows us to feel like adults, for we associate maturity with autonomy, the sovereign right to determine what is going to happen to us next. Disillusion comes sooner or later, but it always comes, it doesn't miss an appointment, it never has. — Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Marissa Meyer: Lunars have the unique ability to not only detect bioelectricity in others, but to also Lunars have the unique ability to not only detect bioelectricity in others, but to also control it. They can manipulate it so that people see what the Lunar wishes them to see, and even feel what the Lunar wishes them to feel. A glamour is what they call the illusion of themselves that they project into the minds of others. — Marissa Meyer
Illusion Of Control Sayings By 50 Cent: Understand: people judge you by appearances, the image you project through youractions, words, and style. Understand: people judge you by appearances, the image you project through your
actions, words, and style. If you do not take control of this process, then people will see
and define you the way they want to, often to your detriment. You might think that
being consistent with this image will make others respect and trust you, but in fact it is
the opposite - over time you seem predictable and weak. Consistency is an illusion
anyway - each passing day brings changes within you. You must not be afraid to
express these evolutions. The powerful learn early in life that they have the freedom to
mold their image, fitting the needs and moods of the moment. In this way, they keep
others off balance and maintain an air of mystery. You must follow this path and find
great pleasure in reinventing yourself, as if you were the author writing your own
drama — 50 Cent
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Byron Katie: If you want real control, drop the illusion of control; let life have you. It If you want real control, drop the illusion of control; let life have you. It does anyway. You're just telling yourself the story of how it doesn't. — Byron Katie
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Sophie Scholl: The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don't want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won't take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don't like to make waves - or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It's the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you'll keep it under control. If you don't make any noise, the bogeyman won't find you. But it's all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn. — Sophie Scholl
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Sharon Salzberg: Resilience Practicing Self-Care To Avoid Burnout The Illusion of Control Patience and Perspective Resilience In Resilience Practicing Self-Care To Avoid Burnout The Illusion of Control Patience and Perspective Resilience In The Face — Sharon Salzberg
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Stephanie Danler: It's compulsive but we actually find the painful repetition pleasurable." He took another sip. "It It's compulsive but we actually find the painful repetition pleasurable." He took another sip. "It doesn't sound pleasurable." "It's how we self-soothe. How we maintain the illusion that we are in control of our lives. For example, you repeat 'Pick up' in hopes that the outcome each time will be different. And you are repeatedly embarrassed, are you not?" He waited for me to respond but I wouldn't meet his eyes. "You are hoping to master the experience. The pain is what we know. It's our barometer of reality. We never trust pleasure." Every time Howard looked at me I felt bare. — Stephanie Danler
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Juan Gabriel: Adulthood brings with it a pernicious illusion of control. Adulthood brings with it a pernicious illusion of control. — Juan Gabriel
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Deepak Chopra: When you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy. When you seek When you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy. When you seek money or power for the sake of the ego, you spend energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the moment. When you seek money for personal gain only, you cut off the flow of energy to yourself, and interfere with the expression of nature's intelligence. But when your actions are motivated by love, there is no waste of energy. When your actions are motivated by love, your energy multiplies and accumulates - and the surplus energy you gather and enjoy can be channeled to create anything that you want, including unlimited wealth. — Deepak Chopra
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Anya Wylde: Lesson to you Ann, is that a man, however much he lives under the illusion, Lesson to you Ann, is that a man, however much he lives under the illusion, is never in control. A woman holds the whip that slaps the horse's rump, my dear. And here is another lesson for you to chew on. Men are like barrels of wine in Sir Hammersmith's basement. Strong, sturdy and inviting on the outside, whereas on the inside completely empty. — Anya Wylde
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Lenny Kravitz: To let go of the illusion that I'm in control is an important lesson, because To let go of the illusion that I'm in control is an important lesson, because I tend to be a person who likes to be in control, not only of my art but of my life and things around me, and it can be healthy up to a certain point, but at the end of the day, we have to go on faith and learn to let go and ride the wave. — Lenny Kravitz
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Daniel Kahneman: The illusion that one has understood the past feeds the further illusion that one can The illusion that one has understood the past feeds the further illusion that one can predict and control the future. These illusions are comforting. They reduce the anxiety that we would experience if we allowed ourselves to fully acknowledge the uncertainties of existence. We all have a need for the reassuring message that actions have appropriate consequences, and that success will reward wisdom and courage. Many business books are tailor-made to satisfy this need. — Daniel Kahneman
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Tony Ruggiero: The vampire Dimitri calmly looked up at Reese and smiled. "Commander, everything gets easier over The vampire Dimitri calmly looked up at Reese and smiled. "Commander, everything gets easier over time," he answered. "Especially if you have all the time that there is. And I do. As a human, you live such a short span of time that you do not learn that life is a continuous battle with one enemy - and that compromise is the only way to ultimately win. Those that do not understand this and think they can control everything; fall to the death of illusion. — Tony Ruggiero
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Skye Jethani: Faith is the opposite of seeking control. It is surrendering control. It embraces the truth Faith is the opposite of seeking control. It is surrendering control. It embraces the truth that control is an illusion - we never had it and we never will. Rather than trying to overcome our fears by seeking more control, the solution offered by LIFE WITH GOD is precisely the opposite - we overcome fear by surrendering control. — Skye Jethani
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Amish Tripathi: Desire creates attachment. Attachment to this world. And, when you don't get what you want Desire creates attachment. Attachment to this world. And, when you don't get what you want or get what you don't want, it leads to suffering. And that to violence and wars. Which finally results in destruction. So, if you want to avoid destruction and suffering, you should control your desire right? Give up maya, the illusion of this world? — Amish Tripathi
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Ernest Becker: What, actually, does it mean to be a tragic figure firmly in the grip of What, actually, does it mean to be a tragic figure firmly in the grip of one's daimon? It means to possess great talent, to relentlessly pursue the expression of that talent through the unswerving affirmation of the causa-sui project that alone gives it birth and form. One is consumed by what he must do to express his gift. The passion of his character becomes inseparable from his dogma. Jung says the same thing beautifully when he concludes that Freud "must himself be so profoundly affected by the power of Eros that he actually wished to elevate it into a dogma...like a religious numen."
Eros is precisely the natural energy of the child's organism that will not let him rest, that keeps propelling him forward in a driven way while he fashions the lie of his character-which ironically permits that very drivenness to continue, but now under the illusion of self-control. — Ernest Becker
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Sharon Salzberg: Loving ourselves calls us to give up the illusion that we can control everything and Loving ourselves calls us to give up the illusion that we can control everything and focuses us on building our inner resource of resilience. — Sharon Salzberg
Illusion Of Control Sayings By William Golding: He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things. He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things. He talked to them, urging them, ordering them. Driven back by the tide, his footprints became bays in which they were trapped and gave him the illusion of mastery. — William Golding
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Jose N. Harris: Our main problem is deciding how to spend this one and only precious life that Our main problem is deciding how to spend this one and only precious life that we have been gifted...
Shall we spend it trying to look good - trying to create the illusion of being better, stronger or smarter than others, or of having power and control over people and life's circumstances?
Or shall we let go and humble ourselves - so we can truly taste life, enjoy it, share it, own it and fully appreciate it?
Its a very personal choice. Let's choose wisely! — Jose N. Harris
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Sharon Begley: For compulsions, according to a growing body of scientific evidence, are a response to anxiety. For compulsions, according to a growing body of scientific evidence, are a response to anxiety. Suffused and overwhelmed by anxiety, we grab hold of any behavior that offers relief by providing even an illusion of control. — Sharon Begley
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Oli Anderson: Debate is an attempt to cling to the illusion of control provided by a point Debate is an attempt to cling to the illusion of control provided by a point of view designed to keep the ego in place; dialogue is an attempt to dance with the unknown at the risk of losing what we think we know. — Oli Anderson
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Jaeda DeWalt: For years, i lived my life, waiting for the other shoe to drop ... i For years, i lived my life, waiting for the other shoe to drop ... i thought control was something i could have over my life. My goal was to live life, in such a way, that i would never again have to suffer any form of trauma or abuse that would remind me of my painful past. I was living life on a tightrope of tension. I was only happy when things went smoothly and came apart at the seams when i was thrown a curveball.
NOW, i realize, that the key to happiness is surrendering to the illusion of control. And to trust that, no matter what happens to me, i have the infinite inner-wisdom and strength to find my way through. — Jaeda DeWalt
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Walter Wagner: Thus I do think that the challenge is to recognize that the purpose for which Thus I do think that the challenge is to recognize that the purpose for which we are gathered is to encounter each other as an asceticism and thereby to recognize that the 'other' is present to disabuse me of illusion. Whether the 'other' is that sister in the house who drives me nuts just because she exists or whether the 'other' is the Chapter of the sisters taking the vote or the 'other' is the prioress acting in virtue of her office to make a decision, the other is there to disabuse me of illusion; even when the 'other' makes a mistake! The fact of the other's mistake is still there to show me that I am not God, that I do not have the control over life to simply prevent all errors. — Walter Wagner
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Stephen Lloyd Jones: He might not have control of this situation, but the illusion of control was more He might not have control of this situation, but the illusion of control was more pressing than its reality. — Stephen Lloyd Jones
Illusion Of Control Sayings By David Brooks: You should start your life with the illusion that you are completely in control of You should start your life with the illusion that you are completely in control of what you do. You should finish life with the recognition that, all in all, you got better than you deserved. — David Brooks
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Robert Greene: A natural response when people feel overwhelmed is to retreat into various forms of passivity. A natural response when people feel overwhelmed is to retreat into various forms of passivity. If we don't try too much in life, if we limit our circle of action, we can give ourselves the illusion of control. The less we attempt, the less chances of failure. If we can make it look like we are not really responsible for our fate, for what happens to us in life, then our apparent powerlessness is more palatable. — Robert Greene
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Rumi: There's hidden sweeteness in the stomach's emptiness.We are lutes, no more no less. If the There's hidden sweeteness in the stomach's emptiness.
We are lutes, no more no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music.
If the brain and the belly are burning clean
with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire.
The fog clears, and new energy makes you
run up the steps in front of you.
Be emptier and cry like reed instruments cry.
Emptier, write secrets with the reed pen.
When you're full of food and drink, an ugly metal statue sits where your spirit should. When you fast,
good habits gather like friends who want to help.
Fasting is Solomon's ring. Don't give it to some illusion and lose your power,
but even if you have, if you've lost all will and control, they come back when you fast, like soldiers appearing out of the ground, pennants flying above them.
A table descends to your tents, Jesus' table.
Expect to see it, when you fast, this table spread with other food, better than the broth of cabbages. — Rumi
Illusion Of Control Sayings By James Rollins: Society is a destructive illusion of control, nothing more. And Society is a destructive illusion of control, nothing more. And — James Rollins
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: Plato spoke of the necessity for divine madness in the poet. It is a frightening Plato spoke of the necessity for divine madness in the poet. It is a frightening thing to open oneself to this strange and dark side of the divine; it means letting go our sane self control, that control which gives us the illusion of safety. But safety is only an illusion, and letting it go is part of listening to the silence, and to the spirit. — Madeleine L'Engle
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Karen Marie Moning: The two of you are getting downright chatty, aren't you, Ms. Lane? When did you The two of you are getting downright chatty, aren't you, Ms. Lane? When did you last see him? what else did he tell you?
I'm asking the questions tonight.
If an illusion of control comforts you, Ms. Lane, by all means, cling to it. — Karen Marie Moning
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Chad Kultgen: One night, Tim stumbled across a documentary called Manufacturing Consent. After viewing it, he found One night, Tim stumbled across a documentary called Manufacturing Consent. After viewing it, he found some writing online by its subject, Noam Chomsky, and as a result began to feel that there wasn't really a point to anything, that free will was an illusion, and that the things most people invested time and energy in were systems of control designed by those who sought to manipulate the general populace — Chad Kultgen
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Anne Lamott: I heard an old man speak once, someone who had been sober for fifty years, I heard an old man speak once, someone who had been sober for fifty years, a very prominent doctor. He said that he'd finally figured out a few years ago that his profound sense of control, in the world and over his life, is another addiction and a total illusion. He said that when he sees little kids sitting in the back seat of cars, in those car seats that have steering wheels, with grim expressions of concentration on their faces, clearly convinced that their efforts are causing the car to do whatever it is doing, he thinks of himself and his relationship with God: God who drives along silently, gently amused, in the real driver's seat. — Anne Lamott
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Neil Postman: Naturally, bureaucrats can be expected to embrace a technology that helps to create the illusion Naturally, bureaucrats can be expected to embrace a technology that helps to create the illusion that decisions are not under their control. Because of its seeming intelligence and impartiality, a computer has an almost magical tendency to direct attention away from the people in charge of bureaucratic functions and toward itself, as if the computer were the true source of authority. A bureaucrat armed with a computer is the unacknowledged legislator of our age, and a terrible burden to bear. — Neil Postman
Illusion Of Control Sayings By Pope John Paul II: The social order will be all the more stable, the more it takes this fact The social order will be all the more stable, the more it takes this fact into account and does not place in opposition personal interest and the interests of society as a whole, but rather seeks ways to bring them into fruitful harmony. In fact, where self-interest is violently suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control which dries up the wellsprings of initiative and creativity. When people think they possess the secret of a perfect social organization which makes evil impossible, they also think that they can use any means, including violence and deceit, in order to bring that organization into being. Politics then becomes a "secular religion" which operates under the illusion of creating paradise in this world. — Pope John Paul II