self control - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Self control is a master key, once you have it the doors to so many personal victories open.
When I'm triggered it is so very hard to have self control, I'm doing the actions, it is my behaviour but it's as if the gas peddle got stuck down and in that acceleration, in that momentum, the steering wheel gets all jammed up too. It's all fight or fight and it's so disappointingly primitive but I can't override it unless I have a friend to help me, to guide, to release that emotional pressure so that I can take back the steering and make good choices. Without someone to love me, to switch my higher brain back on, I'm temporarily stupid...
Damaging relationships happens when I'm triggered and that's for me to control, to figure out and minimise. I get that. However, when others are aware of the issue it helps so much. Then I can get space without anyone being offended and return with relationships still healthy. I want to get this right. I try all the time.
"Alba, when your inner good wolf is the boss of your inner bad wolf, you will become a hero greater than you ever dreamed possible. Yet that kind of courage is earned every day through humble, giving, selfless, love. When you have done that, you will have a very different kind of ego from the one you have seen in others. The good wolf self "ego" is flexible and seeks to lift others up, to see them become masters greater even than yourself. Value yourself enough to take on this struggle. Mature. Gain self control. Be a role model of love. Learn that ego transforms into solid self respect."
At tax season it is natural to feel the urge to retreat, but if you stay on top of it, get it done as required, you can get back to fun times all the faster. Self control, it's back people. Those forms are skinny men in boxer shorts, you can take 'em.
Inner tempest quench,
Inner storm hush lullaby,
Inner rage to dignity,
A peace arriving not in pieces,
Yet as self conquest.