By Rev. Michael Schuler
Many of us feel a deep-seated need to exert control over our surroundings and circumstances. And indeed, it can be painful and even frightening to admit that in certain key respects we are not in a position to call the shots. From a psychological standpoint, holding on seems to be our default position. Letting go is harder, but sometimes it is precisely the right solution.
Rev. Michael A. Schuler has served for twenty-six years as the Parish Minister of the First Unitarian Society of Madison. He is the author of various essays in Dharma World and UU World magazines and the book Making the Good Life Last: Four Keys to Sustainable Living. He is a life-long distance runner who also practices t’ai chi and yoga.