Posts Tagged ‘personal power’

What Are You Afraid Of?

March 2, 2013

angry-womanMore than once, friends have confided in me that they are angry with their spouse or family members. My response is the same: “Anger is always a manifestation of fear. What are you afraid of?” The question catches them off guard but I see the light go on in their eyes. After pausing to reflect, they are soon able to articulate a thoughtful response.

For example, a man who allowed his wife to push his buttons acknowledged that he feared a loss of status as “the man” in the relationship. He was trying to avoid losing respect not only in his own eyes but in hers. Perhaps that realization will lead to a productive discussion between them about power dynamics in their marriage.

A female friend of mine who was angry at her mother and sisters admitted that she feared feeling (more…)

Your Spiritual Practice Made Visible

February 2, 2010


Your integrity is the revelation of your personal power. Personal power, the polar opposite of power over others, is defined by your capacity to live in harmony with the divine mind.

He who does not desert his principles when threatened with the loss of every earthly thing, even to the loss of reputation and life, is the man of power.
James Allen




You reach every decision, choose every action as if God’s hand were on your shoulder. Day by day, the foundation of your integrity grows ever stronger.

Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good (more…)