Originally Posted by SonoranBob
This feels to me like a typical false dichotomy. Any time you have two extreme positions (I'm in control of everything vs I'm in control of nothing) there is generally a middle ground where you find balance.
Some things can be changed, some cannot. Some things require courage and heart to effect change, some require courage and heart to accept What Is.
Neither Angela nor I can change our age, gender, memories, mortality, and a host of other things that just are what they are. I will not side with Kurt Vonnegut, who mocked the Serenity Prayer in Slaughterhouse Five ("among the things Billy Pilgrim could not change were the past, the present and the future") but I will say that one does need the wisdom to know the difference.
Then why are people so geared up about LoA? It's because they think they can control everything. Anything that manifests was already in the works by the time you are conscious of it. It could be that we just think we are making changes in our lives when really we are just experiencing life.
We have created all this complicated thinking to observe and make tricks to entertain our sense of self that perpetuates itself by asserting control.
The control by thinking is what creates the illusion of a separate self. So, next time you have to decide something, see if you can really tell who made that decision. You may say it was me. But it was your thinking. What is thinking but the self created separate self interpreting life?