Thought for the Day: Are You Using Your Personal Power?

Personal power is the power to define ourselves.

Whenever we have a problem, it is ultimately about our self concept wanting the power to redefine or to keep up the definition of who we are in the situation.

Whenever countries or groups of people go to war with each other, it is ultimately about each group wanting the power to redefine or to keep up the idea of themselves.

We all have this ability already. We were all born with it.

No one else and no arrangement of our circumstances can give this power to us or take it away. That is why, until we realize this, most people’s problems don’t remain fixed for long. That’s why no one can ever truly win a war.

We, and only we, can choose to recognize and use our power to define who we are in every moment.

It does not require or rely on anyone or anything else’s participation.

It does not rely on our circumstances being in any particular way.

We can define ourselves how we choose when we are rich. We can define ourselves how we choose when we are poor. We can define ourselves how we choose when people love us. We can define ourselves how we choose when people hate us. We can define ourselves how we choose when we are in good health. We can define ourselves how we choose when we are sick. We can do it when we have total clarity about what we are here to do, and we can do it when we have no idea what to do next.

Choosing to recognize and use this power is how we can turn every problem into a gift.

Choosing to recognize and use this power is how groups of people can win every war without fighting anyone

-Andy

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