Knowing Yourself and Knowing Your Power
Hello again Dear Friends,
How well do you know yourself? Are you confident and proud in whom you are, or do you sometimes just look in the mirror and ask "Who am I really?" Is it time for a change?
I think there are some good measuring sticks to answer the above questions which I have found quite helpful in my work.
I would start by taking a look at your friends and associates you CHOOSE to spend the most time with. Are they upbeat, loving, enthusiastic, positive, warm, nice, giving, successful, healthy, happy, or are they in many cases just the opposite? My experience is that, for the most part, a good indicator of who we are can be measured by the friends we associate with.
Yes, typically, we are who our friends are.
How do you treat other people? Do you treat ALL people with the same amount of respect and dignity or do you vary your behavior towards others based on their lot in life. Do you show the same respect for an important business associate and the waiter at the restaurant? For a doctor and a clerk at the grocery store? For a religious leader and the plumber?
There's a wonderful old saying which tells me a lot about people, and it goes something like this: "You can learn more about someone by what they say about others than what they do".
I'm generally always reading some type of self help or spiritual awareness book in an effort to continually feed my mind and Soul. Occasionally I go back to a previously read book which has had an impact on my thinking and growth. One such book is "Path of Empowerment" by Barbara Marciniak, and here's a sentence from the book which really has my attention today.
"Your power ends where your fear begins"
Yes, as I frequently write and speak about we are the creators of our life experience, but when fear gets in the way, this power of creation diminishes greatly. So, what's the best way to work on eliminating fear? Of course learning to change our focus and vibration through meditation is a proven method which I regularly write about, but here's another mental thought which usually works quite well for me.
Remember the book title: "Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff"? When we stop making every negative aspect about life a BIG deal our fear begins to lessen. Yes, I know there's health issues, finance issues, relationship issues, terrorist issues, planet issues...the list is endless isn't it?
It's time to just chill out and recognize IT'S ALL SMALL STUFF! Our eternal Soul is living a very short physical experience and there's always going to be stuff out there to try and frighten us. Our ability to keep things in perspective and to recognize and be appreciative of all that is going right is the key to reducing fear and maintaining our personal power.
It's always a choice. We're either a passenger in the back seat or the driver of our earthly experience. When we're emotionally in control, at peace and with a clear mind, we are at the wheel and its fun and empowering, but when we are filled with fear, we live a reactive existence unable to expand and reach our Soul potential.
Wishing you all the power to be!
With love and appreciation,