That tug of war that is going on inside you is creating chaos and confusion. Take a step away from the situation at hand and you will soon see the fruitlessness of the effort you are expending to try to maintain control. You want so badly to be right, to be the victor, that you have lost sight of what is important and who you are hurting in the process of winning. Sit for a moment and imagine that you are on top of the highest mountain looking down into the valley. There is no one there but you and you have everything you need with you to survive. Watch as the clouds slowly drift by you. Breathe in the tranquility. Now ask yourself, would it matter if my mountain were not the highest mountain in the world? Can I be happy and fulfilled here on this beautiful mountain as I am surrounded by peace? When you surrender to where you are at this particular moment without comparing that experience with any other, without contemplating if the grass is greener somewhere else or the view more spectacular, then you have achieved true freedom. How you perceive things in your world is how they will appear to you. If you always see your mountain as lower than someone else’s, then it will be and the feeling of lack is what will surround you instead of the beautiful tranquility that is waiting there to be discovered. Grab onto those clouds and surrender to each now moment as it arrives. The peace that will surround you will feel like a warm comfortable blanket; and you will know that in letting go you have won the inner battle.