The word Power has many negative connotations. Some people believe that Power is only available to those who hold high positions within organizations or society, like CEOs or Presidents. These people feel they have earned their Power and position, due to their traditional paths of schooling, or careers with higher and higher levels of responsibility, culminating in that “promotion” to senior VP, CEO, CFO, etc.
The Power we are referring to here, however, is not this external Power that so many people crave. That type of Power is limiting and transient and can lead to success or failure. That type of Power requires external approval and recognition and is largely driven by the ego. The Power we are referring to is the internal Power each one of us has within us. This internal Power is ego-less, is ever-present, and only requires us to be able to tap into its source. Each of us has the Power within us to change whatever circumstances do not serve us well anymore, and to move to a more positive frequency.
As Deepak Chopra so wonderfully expresses it, “external Power belongs to the chosen few, but self Power is available to all, and is limitless, effortless, and natural.” He goes on to say that, “personal Power is open to everyone, once you understand the real nature and purpose of Power. In every life the real purpose of Power should be Fulfillment.”
Deepak Chopra and other spiritual masters such as Eckhart Tolle believe that true Power resides in our own consciousness. We can tap into our own internal power by really “being at one with yourself”. Through practices such as meditation, yoga, mindfulness through living in the present moment, and living with gratitude, we can do this. It takes practice and guidance, but it leads to rich rewards. The other way we can tap into our own Power is to really rediscover ourselves. What are our strengths, our Superpowers? What are we passionate about, and what do we value? By asking ourselves these questions we tap into the source of who we really are. This is the basis of the “Pyramid of Reinvention”. When we know who we really are, what we really want, and how to get there – we become so confident, energized, and, of course, Powerful.