Feeling powerless can flash like a neon sign or it can be as subtle as a soft breeze. There’s no need to pay attention to the flashing neon sign of POWERLESS. There is a chance to ignite power when you recognize the elusive nature of powerlessness.
Take Back Your Power whenever you feel abandoned, or hear the words of your ‘suffering self’ echoing in your head. Any time you accept that you can’t affect a change for the better you are powerless. Any time you believe the words of the ‘suffering self’ you have reinforced your lack of power.
The deviousness of the ‘suffering self’ tells you to be empathetic towards another’s loss. It wonders out loud in your head why you aren’t crying, screaming, marching about injustices. Why are you just sitting there? It’s asking you to react in traditional ways of power. It queries how another person could be so stupid. But do those thoughts/words build power?
These simple, seemingly clear statements of fact screaming in your head eventually cause you to suffer. Whether it be that person who you declared is so stupid or that action of solidarity you missed or the lies that even corrected are accepted. They holler out loud, “Welcome suffering.” You wouldn’t be complaining if it made you feel great.
Then there are the expectations creeping in innocently. You just thought that’s the way it’ll be, the way things ought to be, the way they always are, the gentleman’s agreement; GONE. And who is suffering? You. This is suffering creating powerlessness. Take Back Your Power.