What is power and its role? Would we say that a new born baby is powerless? Is that true? A baby when it cries its needs are attended to immediately. It is like a tyrant. Its face becomes red and one is frantic to meet its demands. Parents are awake and can only sleep when the infant is asleep. Actually, one never thinks of an infant as being powerful but in this case, this little mite is the one who has the potential power.
I make this comparison because of what Swami Vivekananda said, “All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics… You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of anyone. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”
Look at our strength
It is absolutely true and insightful. Many of us feel that we are weak and have no belief in ourselves. Especially after the Covid and shut down of life for two years, we are allowing our weakness to become negativity and powerlessness. It is important to appreciate ourselves. Look at our strengths and evaluate ourselves as being original persons.
It is true, that the wars, acts of terrorism and natural disasters are making life difficult. However, it does not mean that we denigrate ourselves and overlook our inventiveness and imagination. We have forgotten our potential and skillset. Lack of self-worth and self-esteem leads to this state.
I will end with a quote by Grouch Marx, “I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.”
Attitude and reasoning gift one the ability to recognise one’s potential, and therefore power resides in all of us.
Aim Hrim Klim