What do you think of when you hear the word, POWER?

There are people who spend a lifetime looking for fame and fortune in order to obtain the power to control their world. But power that comes from sheer will and force never lasts. That’s because it is based on external conditions such as the amount of money one possesses, political standing, fame, or physical prowess – but these are all fleeting.

True Power comes from within and is based on Spirit. It is the Power that allows people to rise above their external circumstances. It allows someone to make positive changes in the world which endure long after they are gone. People with this kind of Power are ones whose names we respect because they have made changes for the better, not just for themselves, but for all of humankind.

When I think of Power, Mahatma Gandhi comes to mind. This man of slight build, who had no big political title and did not make huge sums of money, not only changed his own country, India, but also influenced such people as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. He showed the world how peace is more powerful than violence, and his example has made a difference in millions of lives.

So how do we find the power we need to overcome the challenges in our own lives? We tap into a Power greater than ourselves through prayer and meditation when we feel too weak or powerless to do what is ours to do. Remember, it is not the “little I” but the “I AM” within us, that makes a difference, in our lives, and in the world.

Quote of the Week

“The day the power of Love overrules the love of power, the world {and ourselves} will know peace.” Mahatma Gandhi

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