Amanda Lee asks us to ponder this question.
She asks us to answer it by breaking the question down into a few smaller questions:
1. Who has (or had) power over you in your life?
2. How do (or did) they have power over you?
3. Why do you give your power away?
4. Is it in fact true that people in your life have power over you?
5. How are you giving them that power?
6. What is your experience of spiritual powerlessness?
7. How do you practice spiritual surrender or letting go?
Let the phone ringing at the end of the video remind us that life is truly about: Progress not Perfection!
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Nice post. It is always good to challenge yourself and your view of the world.
I recently wrote about this myself. I lived in a world of fear. I was really sick, and gave away my power over to my doctors. That left me taking 24 pills a day. I was a walking train wreck, and I was scared. One day I found meditation and saw how my thoughts kept me in fear. I saw most of my thoughts were BS. I stop believing them and reclaimed my power. When that happened, I healed. I am no longer sick and take no pills.
As I was heading in to work this morning, I thought of this interesting thought experiment to try whenever it occurs to me to think that someone else “let” “made” me do something, “did” something to me, I’m going to turn it around and think to myself “I permitted person to ‘let’/’do’/’make'”…and see how that feels to me. Understandably, not everything can be seen in this light, there are genuine criminals and genuine victims in this life. Certainly in childhood it was more true that people “did” to me and “made” me do things. But I would say that the majority of my interactions in life at this time are ultimately my choice to allow.
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