Christine Horner, M.D. – how to stay healthy and beautiful
Are You in Charge of Your Life? Here’s How to Tell
When it is examined with objective measures, being in charge of your life, or even feeling in control, looks like a major challenge. Right now doctors are writing record numbers of prescriptions for antidepressants and tranquilizers. Economic pressures create financial worries in many families. The world feels threatening in ways that we as individuals cannot really defend against, from terrorism to climate change. How is it possible to regain control and remain secure in such an environment?
Most people don’t really confront this very basic question. Society urges us to constantly pursue the next distraction and to equate happiness with money, status, and possessions. But the world’s wisdom traditions offer the most important clues about how to be in control. They define a life path that proceeds from the inside out. The goal isn’t about adjusting to one day’s stressful situations and hoping that you can cope with tomorrow’s. The goal begins with a vision of life where a person’s inner world is safe and secure, leading to safety and security in the outer world.