pretty amazing to think of the amount of power that we
have available to us. Just our cars, for example,
give us a huge amount of power--the power to travel, to
get places quickly, to move heavy objects easily, not to
mention the pure power that is created when the engine is
running. We can communicate with people anywhere in
the world at a moment's notice, and we have almost
instantaneous access to news that years ago would have
taken a long time to get.
question I ask myself pretty regularly, though, is whether
I'm a good steward of this power. And if I'm not
using it effectively, how does that affect me? I
know that no one has ever taught me how to deal with the
extraordinary amount of power available to me in my life,
so I very often end up being powerless in situations in
which there is a great deal of power available to me.
do we use our energy? To communicate? To
spread love and compassion? Or to try to control the
many things that we think we need to control?
Sometimes we spend so much of our power trying to control
things that are out of our control that it ends up seeming
like we have no power at all.
powerlessness seems to come as a result of situations that
reveal it, but in truth, we are not powerless--we only
seem to be when we misdirect our energies. If we can
find positive ways to expend the powers that we have, then
we'll find that we don't seem powerless any more, and the
more we're able to do so, the more our confidence will
grow, and the less often we'll seem powerless. . . . it's
one of those very positive cycles that only we can put