We often think of power as a negative thing:
Control. Aggression. Domination.
Politics. Leaders. Greed.
As if it’s the complete opposite of love.
We also don’t like to feel power-less. We don’t want to lose our power to anyone. And yet, paradoxically almost, we don’t want to assert our power, for fear of what others may think of us. (If you ever said what you meant as a child and were called ‘bossy’ you know what I mean).
I wrote an article about this a while ago – is it possible to be both powerful and have love / give love / be love in a positive way? The short answer is yes. The Sakyong Mipham defined this simply when he clarified that “power means the ability to do something”. And we all have that power.
This week, set the intention to Claim Your Power. Identify if there are areas of your life where you feel powerless – is this because things are outside of your control, or control has found its way in to someone else’s hands? What power do you need to take back? If it helps , talk it through with someone, and make a plan to control what you can and leave the rest. Sit comfortably with the idea that you can be as powerful as you want to be, when you act with good intentions.
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