Take Your Power Back

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” -Susan Polis Schutz

inner strength and power

What does it mean to have power? Is it found in status, money, physical strength, beauty, or position? Many people do claim power over others in this way, but this is not real power for it is based on externals. These are things that can be lost at any time, and over time, they fade. So what is real power and where do we find it?

Real power comes from within. It comes from inner strength, and who you are as a person. Not from what you do, what you own, or the position you hold. Many people use external power to intimidate and control others, but again, it is only an illusion that we have bought into and have made real in our own lives.

Many people are living their lives like Pinocchio, being controlled by society, the beliefs of others, by fear, by the tabloids, by food and living their lives like puppets on a string.

Everyone knows the story of how miserable this kind of life is; however, most continue to live each and every day with some sort of string attached controlling their actions, reactions, and level of happiness. It could be our spouse holding the string, or our boss, or our children, or our friends, or own false and limiting beliefs about ourselves.

Whatever is holding us back from living our life according to what we want, what makes us happy, what serves our greatest good, what makes our heart sing, what makes us healthy, and ultimately our purpose has power over us.

If you want to live a life that is healthy and happy you need see where you are giving your power away and take it back. No one is going to hand it over to you, for it gives them a false sense of power. You only make it real by giving it away in the first place.

Speak up, speak your truth–not with anger or resentment–but with loving kindness. This is your life to live and live well.

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