Definition: Locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they, as opposed to external forces, have control over the outcome of events in their lives.
Throughout our lives, hell, throughout our day, bad things are going to happen to us. It’s just the way life works, and unfortunately, sometimes these events can pile up and become destabilizing. On a large scale, COVID would be a great example. On a smaller scale, troubling things happen to us all the time, and the stress of all this negative energy can build-up without our awareness. But here’s the truth:
We can’t control the things that happen to us, but we can control our response. It’s our response that’s within our locus of control.
Mind you I struggle with this all the time, so I have to constantly keep reminding myself. Stressors accumulate, and even though I meditate, sometimes that’s not enough.
Nobody ever said life is fair, and if they did they were lying. Just remember that you have control over your response.