By Carey Davidson
I am an entrepreneur, a visionary, an introvert, an extrovert, a dreamer, a member of the clean plate club, a divorced mom of three, a healer, a believer, a skeptic, a tap dancer, a dog person, a people person, an award-winning shower singer, a Southern girl, a sometimes vegan, an intuitive and a boundless inquisitive.
I am not a doctor. I do not play one on TV.
Over the past three years I have been asked if I was a doctor by reporters, clients and other curious visitors wondering what led me to create Tournesol Wellness. As dedicated Tournesol community members, you have inspired me to reveal the driving forces behind the birth of Tournesol. It is my intention that sharing this journey with you over the coming months will illuminate new resilience and help reduce barriers to following your own dreams.
A small bit of advance warning - the journey to Tournesol will not be told in chronological order. While the events occurred sequentially, the gifts of wisdom unfolded as I was ready to learn them, never a moment before, and I am sharing them with you as Tournesol Truths. When I function from a place of power (I will explain powers in a future post), these truths propel me to strength and passion and I operate from my true essence, which is what I wish for you as well.
Tournesol Truth #1
Control is a convoluted thing.
At Tournesol I see pain shift to hope on a daily basis and as you get to know me, you will know I live for that stuff. The greatest cause of pain I have seen in my office over the past 2+ years has been the physical and emotional health impact of the need to control.
Control is a disturbing paradox. We believe being in control leads to security and a happy life, when in reality, its overuse causes emotional problems that can also lead to painful physical symptoms over time.
I admit I am guilty of wanting to control many aspects of my life: traffic, the growth of my business, friends, children, parents, dates, emotions. As outrageously difficult as it is, releasing the need to control the outcome of a situation has always led to a positive outcome for me.
The first step to releasing control is to surrender your attachment to a specific outcome. Surrender isn't giving up - it's accepting that some things are simply out of your control, and having faith that the Universe has your back.
If you’re open to it, I would like to hear what things in your life you feel a need to have control over, and the steps you take to let it go. Send me a note via our Contact page and I'll be sure to get back to you!