We try to control everything in life so that we will not be hurt. But we really can’t control everything. In fact everything doesn’t want to be controlled. Since protoplasm is perverse the very act of willing produces the opposite result. The real work is done when we withdraw our projections and do our own work.Self-definition and self-regulation are the reciprocal processes of differentiation.
There are many examples in the spiritual realm (and in nature) of the focus on self and the letting go of the other to go it’s way. Such allows for the grow of both. Soul work is hard but profitable. The virgin Mary gives assent at the Annunciation. Later she must work through the issue again but such is the process. It serves as a type of Letting go and focus on the function of self. JWS