Giving Away Our Power
Posted On June 8, 2015
Is your life affected by the actions of others? More specifically, are you allowing someone else to stop you from having the life you want?
Madisyn Taylor recently wrote, Often, when we’re unhappy, we fall into the habit of thinking that, if only one or two particular things in our life would change, everything would be fine. As she goes on to point out, that’s only true a small part of the time.
Perhaps we are single, lonely and have little spendable income. We might think that if we had more money everything would be fine. The next logical step in that line of thinking is that because we don’t have discretionary income we are sentenced to a life of solitude. This is not the case.
Many of us live our lives giving away our desires to the whims of others or a particular situation we have determined is the reason we are not happy. What if we took our power back? What if we stated our desires and course of action with firm resolve and devoid of anger?
There is nothing more attractive than clarity. As soon as we are clear on exercising our power to create the lives we want without ambiguity the universe “conspires” to generate that outcome, as Thomas Troward said.
It was Eleanor Roosevelt who admonished us that no one can make us feel inferior without our consent. The same is true of our personal power. No one can take away our power of self-determination without our approval. Figure out this week if there are areas in your life in which you are giving away your power. Then, gently and with firm determination reclaim your right to direct your own life.
In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,