Monday, January 23, 2012

Some just don't play nice


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Empowerment is not something that can be given to us by others - or taken by overpowering others. It comes from realizing that we have the power to create the life we want for ourselves - ourselves. ~Susan 

Uh huh...

You. Me. The whole bunch of us.

And the problem lies in that those who keep trying to discover their power by overpowering others is the same as for those who think someone else has to give them their power. 

They just don't know that they already have all they need....

...that it can't be taken and it can't be given. 

Kindergarteners are sometimes cute, sometimes messy, sometimes mean and - some just never do learn to play nice.

So let me say that again....

Sometimes it takes time for us to discover that the source of our power - is us.

And sometimes those who don't know they hold the power within themselves - don't get that they hold the power within themselves.

Sometimes some of us don't get or some of us don't get it right away and we still are operating from that beginning position of trying to take our power by taking others power. Or perhaps we are still waiting for someone to give us our power.  

Sometimes we just don't know that we already have all we need....

...that it can't be taken and it can't be given.

Its not necessary for anyone to "fix" us.

And we can't find what we are looking for by trying to control or fix others. 

Its when I realized that what I was looking for was within myself that...

I found what I was looking for.

Empowerment is not something that can be given to us by others - or taken by overpowering others. 

It comes from realizing that we have the power to create the life we want for ourselves - ourselves. 

Completely awed by your brilliance!

Score! 

Susan:) 



Seek Knowledge, find Wisdom, live your Truth!

 

4 comments:

LionHeart said...

Wow, thank you for this post! It really hits home- I just received an email yesterday and I had to remind myself- so I really appreciated seeing this post from you as it really drove the point home!

Susan said...

Thats awesome news LionHeart! Thank you for taking the time to let me know that!

Nice to see you and I am hoping that today your day absolutely reeks with wonderment!

rock on!

Mark p.s.2 said...

you wrote on empowerment"Empowerment is not something that can be given to us by others - or taken by overpowering others.

It comes from realizing that we have the power to create the life we want for ourselves - ourselves."

"we have the power" means "taken".
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
No longer being a victim, is a choice. The person takes ownership.

Susan said...

Hi Mark p.s.2!

I can see how you might conclude that "we have the power" means that we took it from someone else...yet what I discovered is that I had the power all along and just had to learn how to use it:)

Its a good thing to use our anger to motivate us into action...that is exactly what this blog is about...taking ownership of our power and our lives....I love the point you make on making the choice.

Sometimes though - for those raised in oppression where choice was not an option we have to do 2 steps...discover our power (and learn how to use it) then make the choice and keep making the choice....:) It really wasn't about overpowering others it was about learning to not be overpowered by others more so....

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!