Everyone Wants Power. Lets Re-Consider What It Means

OK, lets say life is a complicated excursions through time and space for which we all try to find a handy metaphor. Maybe a gift...a mystery...a journey...a bridge. For some, maybe, a curse. But here's the thing. Regardless the metaphor, we all want to live it with enough power at our disposal to get through it safely

So then 'power' is the name of the game...?

Yeah, I think so; but I think we each think of power in very different ways. There's the obvious power that money and status gives us. [For details study the desperate yearnings of thousands of eager would-be 'Idols' or the clutching hands of needy 'Groupies']. There is also the power of weapons and worship. [Study the Rednecks with their guns or the true-believers with their prayers].

But now, just for a clarifying moment, re-consider this whole idea of power.

Instead of all the nakedly obvious, there just may be a power at our disposal far simpler, safer, and less costly. Namely, the very stuff of life itself: time and space. Life consists of each, but perhaps you and I can do more with each than simply co-exist with them. I mean, that's being far too passive. Some of us say instead: Why not actively use each. Use the time and space in which we exist to travel them at will.

If that sounds like a 'Star Trek' episode, why not. But without the ray guns and computer screens. You see, time and space may still defy science, but sitting here in the sacred quiet of my room overlooking my garden, my mind has learned to travel each of these upon command. With a little focus and a lot of feeling, I am able to travel through the time and space that exist between me and those powerfully nourishing years of my vigorous youth...as well as the time and space between me and my creative future years.

Sure we live in the present; but some of us have also learned to draw upon the nourishment of our past and the inspiring dreams of our future. Some people call it Meditation. Others, Centering. Still others, Prayer. Whatever the lexicon, there's startling power in periodically taking these trips...

 

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