You are a human being, mastery of life is not a question of control but of finding a balance between human AND being. Mother, father, husband, wife, young, old, all roles that you play. All that belongs to the human dimension but in itself it is not enough for a fulfilled truly meaningful relationships or life.
Human alone is never enough, no matter how hard you try or what you achieve. Then there is being, it is found in the still alert precences of conciousness itself, the consciousness that you are. Human is form being is formless, Human and being are not separate but interwoven. -Eckhart Tolle