What if you let go of every bit of control and every urge that you have, right down to the most infinitesimal urge to control anything, anywhere, including anything that may be happening with you at this moment? Imagine that you were able to completely and absolutely give up control on every level. If you were able to give up control absolutely, totally, and completely, then you would be a spiritually free being. Many people have said that when you dig down to the deepest, deepest level of human emotional makeup, the primary emotion that keeps human beings separated is fear. I haven’t found that to be true. I find that the core issue that keeps human beings experiencing themselves as separate is the desire and will to control. Fear arises when you think you have no control. Or you become afraid when you realize you have no control but haven’t yet given up the desire for control.
~ Adyashanti, Emptiness Dancing