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Posted on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 02:13

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker 

 

While it's clear that this quote was written referring to activism in both gender and racial sectors, it can also be interpreted as a lesson for everyday living.

 

When we are more invested in the opinions and approval of others we give away our personal power. When we put more value in the needs of others than in our own needs we give away our personal power.

 

We can give away our personal power easily and in small ways that we might not even notice or think don’t really matter. The freedom to live our life to it’s full potential is not something that exists “out there”. Our freedom lies in the everyday moments of our life and in the tiny choices we make with each of these moments.

 

So, I’d like to challenge you this week to consider:

 

Think about something in your life that is currently upsetting you. What role does another person or people have in contributing to this negative feeling? Consider how in holding others responsible we are sacrificing our own personal freedom.



Sometimes in life, a darkness may behold our lives, and in times of weakness, we ask "why?", but without some darkness, how could we appreciate the shining light.

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ErosTemper
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Posted on Sun, Jun 01, 2014 22:33

Thank you, for lifting up my morning with your wise words :).



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Kattanah
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Posted on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 05:40

Thank you for your wisdom!

 



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