Fear. It controls everything you do and will continue to....until you begin to untangle its tentacles from around your mind. The fear-filled mind is the biggest obstacle. Do you even know all the ways it is at work in you....directing your steps...your decisions.
And it is not just the typical manifestations of fear people are familiar with that control us and keep us shut down and cut of from life and freedom.
For myself, it wasn't the easily identified ones. Mine was a very popular and deeply loved activity that most would never identify as a manifestation of fear. And it might be the most dangerous and enslaving one of them all, Responsibility. Yeah, responsibility. Specifically with regard to realm of necessity stuff. Money being the biggest culprit, and the myth of financial security. This one leads to many activities of living out of sync with ourselves, others, and causes us to lose touch with the beautiful song of creation. It causes a deep amnesia to settle in over us which leads us to forget our place in it.
It was a very turbulent season when this control was exposed as being in the way of my freedom and the life of "lived out love" in the world.