Power versus Force
Power comes from alignment with your soul – the Universe.
Force comes from alignment with ego.
Power is Graceful. Force is dis-grace.
Are they opposites? No
Power, is borne of Unity Consciousness. Force is borne of Duality Consciousness.
Power expressed is joyful. Force expressed results in suffering.
OK so you’ve got the idea by now I am not talking about power as it is often referred to in modern parlance. That is the abuse of Power and is actually Force NOT Power!
It is Force that results in abuse. Anything that results in abuse is Forceful.
Anything that is graceful is filled with spiritual power. The light of truth.
The words have become misused and abused.
The type of Power we are used to hearing about most often is power over others. That is actually Force.
Power with grace on the other hand is spiritual power. It is expansive, life-giving, affirming and consciousness expanding.
We’ve all experienced and used force. It comes from the idea that you can have control over others. That you believe you have qualities that are superior to others and that this is somehow your right. It is also the case that sometimes others accept this belief.
When people step into their power though. They are ultimately unstoppable even in the most dire of circumstances.
Nelson Mandela and his associates come to mind. You can argue it took a long time and it did but eventually it transformed a country.
Viktor Frankl also comes to mind. His classic book: “Man’s search for meaning” revolving around his experiences in the Concentration camps in the second world war carry this central message:
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
In other words one’s true power. What Frankl points to is this:
All the things that can be taken are temporal, impermanent of this world.
That which cannot be taken is infinite, eternal and universal. Simple, profound and Truth.
Frankl is worth listening to for he was there. Mandela was there too in his own circumstances.
Your power is beyond words and ever present. Embrace it and it will change your life. It will change the lives of those around you also.
How can this power be accessed? Frankl’s and Mandela’s experience points the way… by letting go of all that which you thought you were and embracing the truth of you. By staying centred in this inner truth. Miracles happen.
Power is that simple. Force is complex and requires effort.
Power is effortless, free and graceful. Choose your spiritual power every time and watch the miracles unfold!
“One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.” Buddha
“He who rules his spirit has won a greater victory than the taking of a city.”
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” Lao-Tzu
“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”