Saturday, November 24, 2012

In Control

There are things which are in our control and then there are so many which are not. I believe the list of latter will be a lot longer then the former one, because that's how we all feel.. trapped, controlled like some lifeless puppets of some show. But, in spite of all that, we all have a healthy appetite for having CONTROL in our lives. Since the men (and women) have stepped up in the ladder of evolution 'control' over almost everything has been the bone of contention and, with no exceptions, everyone wants to taste it. If not absolute then even a small bite of it works too. 

Desire to have control over decisions, resources, people around you (specially the related ones), ideas (and everything else a human mind is capable of conceiving of) is the reason of what we are today and what we are capable of doing. Civilizations been flourished, great Kings walked this very earth on which you and I are standing, we have public administration, we live in a society, we have constitution, we negotiate, we trade, we follow rules, we have our own codes n procedures...  WHY ?? Because someone, somewhere had this idea of  having some CONTROL.

What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
~Paulo Coelho

Why do we always crave for having Control.. or are we always controlled by others.. Does someone else holds the script of your actions or is it altogether a different tale ??

In control, 
of the things you do,
or you will.
Is someone else holding the pen ?
when you indite,
or it's you, who is guiding you.

Variables and attributes
grants, adjustments or rebukes 
all that's happening around..
is a part of Grand Design 
or it's just you. 
Who decides what's redundant 
what's not ?
roam around, fly free
or sit in a place and rot. 

Distracting puzzling ideas
to confuse,
or the building blocks 
of the road you choose.
Strings are pulled up 
or pushed down
difference, hardly counts.

All the path that leads here 
has been crafted by you 
nothing's a chance 
it's all what you muse 
There are times when you feel 
satisfied and content,
sometimes, you just pretend. 

Napolean rightly says- You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be. All you need is 'CONTROL'. 


  1. Yeah it does seem we have control over much, but people just like to sit and whine instead of taking control and getting things done.

  2. मुक्ति की एक राह हरदम,
    बन गयी है चाह हरदम।

  3. All the path that leads here
    has been crafted by you
    nothing's a chance
    it's all what you muse
    There are times when you feel
    satisfied and content,
    sometimes, you just pretend.

    .....Very thought provoking is certainly what we make of it..

  4. Jyoti,

    Very thought provoking. One can work hard striving to achieve what one wishes to, in other words control his or her destiny, but one can never be sure of results which one needs to accept as destiny.

    Take care

  5. Well expressed Jyoti! I liked the quotes. We need control and in today's world it requires more since we experience and explore things easily.

  6. In animal kingdom,man is the only species which takes control of his surroundings,but has not been able to control his/her innerself.He is still a prisoner of his genes.A long debate!
    Nice post!


  7. कल 26/11/2012 को आपकी यह बेहतरीन पोस्ट पर लिंक की जा रही हैं.आपके सुझावों का स्वागत है .

  8. Control of what is within ones power can surely change the destiny, Jyoti:)

  9. very well said and that lie that has been mentioned is SO true..

    its all in our hands what we do and make of it all



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