If you are in a prison, you are not allowed to do anything you like. There is no favorite food and your loving ones. It is very tuff. Even we can't imagine that. But fortunately, if we are not engaged with illegal things, we don't want to go to prison.
In this case, if you are controlled by something or someone, It means you are in a prison not physically but mentally. So there are 5 things which control our lives without knowing ourselves. yes, you caught it correctly. they are very dangerous more than evil.
Don't allow yourself to be controlled by these 5 things. many people spend their life, at the mercy of circumstances. Living at the mercy of what happens to them. living at the mercy of other people. not living in the present, because they are stuck. in the prison of their past. If you want to live a great life, don't allow yourself to be controlled by any of these things.
01. Your past.
Are you stuck in your past? and not move on. the world doesn't care about your exclusion. you should find your future. Don't allow your past to control your present or your future life. whatever happened, you must let it go. leave the pain of your past behind... so it can not ruin your future. the past is gone. reliving the events will never do you any good. don't give a chance to your past to ruin this perfect moment.
02. Other people's opinions and judgments.
This doesn't mean don't ask anyone's advice. it means, be actually who you are. you are the boss in your life. you know your passion and what kind of life you want. Don't allow other people's opinions to control the direction of your life. when other people control you, you are in a prison.
03. Your own limiting beliefs.
Don't be an elephant who is tied with a chain. the elephant thinks that he can't break the chain because he tried once to break it when he was young and he never wants to break it again. he thinks the chain is stronger than him for his whole life. In the same way, we have our own limiting beliefs that will never give us a chance to rise. people learn every day and break their records through their experience. notice your own limiting beliefs and overcome them.
If you are always needing another to be happy, to feel complete, then you are one moment away from a breakdown. and your happiness is controlled by someone. this is not saying avoid the loving ones. there is not greater than love on this earth. It means you are just as happy being alone as you are in a relationship. so you don't need to make anyone happy deliberately. "oh what a relief that is"
It doesn't mean money is a devil. everyone knows if you have money what great things you can do and how many people you can help. it means don't allow your decisions to be controlled by money. while you are earning big money, you may be missing your personal life as well as your health like everything. Don' t be a slave to money.
These 5 things can put us into a life prison. when we recognize that our life is controlled by any of these things we should try to overcome them.