Listen to “Cultivating Power Within”.
In the world of the ego, power means having the ability to control circumstances to your benefit and to manipulate or dominate people to get your way. However, it is possible to have power without aggression, domination, and control.
We have access to a power much greater than the power that systemic privilege affords us. It is a power that can drive us toward profound change. This power comes from inside, and nothing can stop it once you have found its source in the true self.
‘Power within’ describes the sense of confidence, dignity, self-esteem, inner balance and profound feeling of connectedness.
The truth is, there are a lot of positive reasons why it’s essential to explore, discover, and embrace your inner power. These arise from knowing yourself, from true love and the profound acceptance of everything as it is.
People are used to disempowering themselves first, and that’s why the discussion for embracing true power naturally takes us inward. However, the more you go inwards, the more you feel the oneness that permeates you. You are not separate from anything.
It’s essential to maintain a connection to the universe and power. And that little glimmer of the power that is within each of us is a real connection.
We have to surrender to the laws of nature—altruism, interdependence, balance, harmony, interconnection, unity. Continually seeking to be in harmony with that power is to gain inner strength, peace of mind and profound happiness.
Spiritual growth is natural, like physical growth, but it also requires the proper nutrients, which includes:
- A supportive cultural environment
- A willingness to do what we’ve come to call “inner work.”
You can tune up your inner strength with a few key exercises, just as you would your body. Here are some ways to get started:
In a broad sense, Connectedness is considered a key mediator of psychological, mental and spiritual well-being.
An ecosystem is a delicate balance of interdependent life forms which we humans are part of. When we learn we are part of the web of life and that we impact others’ lives and depend on others to thrive, we begin to approach the mutuality and interconnectedness of nature. Only then can we begin to understand our true nature.
Align with nature
Planet earth is a giant ecosystem that connects everything and everyone. Our breath and heartbeat are constant reminders of life’s pulsing rhythms that move around and within us.
The more you live in alignment with nature and its biological rhythms, the smoother your life will flow. We know that, deep down, humans have a strong connection to nature, and we know that strengthening that connection has a positive impact on our well-being.
Meditation is based on the idea of paying attention to your inner experiences. These can be thoughts, sensations or emotions. Anything that passes through the mind is the internal stimuli that you pay attention to. Thus, meditation is the way to inner and outer peace that enables you to coexist in harmony with all life.
Surrendering leads us to live with humility and give up the idea that we know what’s best for ourselves and others. Surrendering teaches us that being fully present and allowing life to unfold are transformative and empowering processes. It’s about being so vulnerable that you know you are invincible.