MY SPARK OF GENIUS?
1.4 The Power is in the Service.
Life often seems to be about power —
whether between people, corporations, or governments.
It never lasts long and is usually built on fear and/or wealth, on the level of "my daddy is bigger than your daddy" or, as Gurdjieff’s father said, "I am up because you are down."
The truth is that real power is in the service,
not the person.
It is an act of love.
Where power is about winning, owning, controlling, running the show and taking others into account only when it stands in the Winner's Circle, love accepts and embraces, finds what’s needed, and helps us to flower.
Whether or not we are in a position of power over others, each of us needs to learn how to separate the strands of our imaginary authority, the ego image, from the authority of a higher intelligence we share with the universe.
That power of intelligent thought, sweet reason, is never mine. It’s always on loan, like my life. And whether I can hear its voice depends on the state I’m in.
So how to develop a true Balance of Power within ourselves?
Krishnamurti reminded us, "You are the world."
And, to be honest, both live in us.
We are in love with love but also with power.
Perhaps Martin Buber said it best:
"We cannot avoid using power,
Cannot escape the compulsion
To afflict the world.
So let us, cautious in diction
And mighty in contradiction,
Patty de Llosa, author of The Practice of Presence and Taming Your Inner Tyrant, and contributing editor of Parabola, is a life coach and teaches Tai Chi and the Alexander Technique in New York City.
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