Being Powerful

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Dorothy Dandridge
Being powerful has nothing to do with muscle mass or the amount of money in your bank account, it’s the ability to face your greatest fears.
The outcome does not matter as much as the courage it takes to be true to yourself. True power comes in the moment when you are most vulnerable and continue to lay yourself bare. In that moment, you give your faith over to Something more. Being vulnerable allows for a deeper connection in life, love, and faith.

Control

I watch people give away their personal power all too often. Allowing others to provoke them into reactive emotions such as, anger, sadness, self pity, and jealousy. This is giving that person your power. They incite feelings within you, taking control of your emotional state. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about yourself. No matter who that person is to you. Remember your worth and that you are always loved, especially when it doesn’t always feel that way.

Much Love!

Purging old ways

I am, whom I’m suppose to be in this moment.

When my mind is in fast forward, always attempting to be in the next moment I tend to forget my true purpose. To live.

My daughter said to me today “I can’t wait till it’s summer! How about you?” I replied “Yes, I can wait.” She gave me a look like I was crazy. So, I went on to say “If I wish today away, the faster summer would come and then go. Before you know it will be winter again” she seemed to get what I was saying. I wasn’t always like this, I was the kid that would wish/pray for the last day of school on the first.

Accepting who, what and where I am in the moment allows me to be present. If I’m present I can fully embrace the gift that life is.

Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite books:

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation—some fact of my life —unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concen- trate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”
Acceptance Was the Answer chapter 16 of The Big Book

http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_theystoppedintime16.pdf

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True Power

Word…

Spoken, written, or thought, words are the most powerful tool a human being has.

Being created in God’s likeness we can wield word giving them intent and power. Along with free will we have the CHOICE you use them for positive or negative purposes.
For example:
Words were used by God himself to create life itself. (Genesis 1:1- 1:31)(NIV)

The Beginning

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day…

As humans we use words to create a reality .

“I love you” is a devotion of the strength of your feelings to another.

“I hate you” is also a declaration of the strength of emotion a person feels towards another.
Both hold a incredibly strong charge.

There are millions of variations of the words. They all hold power. Remember when someone has use a positive or negative combination of these words towards you. The feelings they called forth.

You have the power to cause bliss or devastation. “Remember, with great power, comes great responsibility” said by Uncle Ben to Peter Parker in Spiderman, originally quoted from Voltaire.