Brown was right when he asserted than mankind’s evolutionary obligation was to use all the powers at its disposal.
Who doesn’t want to be alive in all their parts? Who doesn’t want to use everything they’ve ever learned? And who doesn’t want the opportunity to bring all of themselves to everything they do?
The challenge is, when it comes to the relationship we have with our own power, it’s complicated.
Some of us hide from our power. Some of us give away our power to the highest bidder. Some of us put limits on our power because we don’t know any better. Some of us have no idea how to turn our power loose. Some of us consider power to be a dirty word and either ignore it or tamp it down. Some of us are swamped by feelings that drain away our power. Some of us set arbitrary limits on what the power in our life will be.
The list goes on. There are as many relationships with power as there are people to have them.
What matters is this. Power is a neutral construct. It’s under no obligation to be used. It’s free and ready to be conducted into whatever we decide.
But we have to decide. And that’s the hard part.
Deciding requires us to free ourselves from the limits of tightly defined identities. Deciding requires us to step beyond the stifling boundaries of our former selves and aim our lives in a more powerful direction.
It’s a ton of work, but then again, so is upholding the story that we’re not equipped to handle what life throws at us.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What kind of power do you need to do what you want to do?
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