Tuesday, 14 August 2012
It may seem: "the power belongs to those who care the least" - anonymous (can't find a source).
I beg to differ that this statement holds real truth. I think it is a perceived power, but not real. Ultimately I think the one with the security to put themselves in a place of vulnerability is indeed far more powerful than the one who lacks care, compassion and love. It takes a lot to be strong enough to be transparent. To offer yourself and love to others who do not value it.
If caring about someone means that when they don't care in return they assume power over you then it's not really power if you didn't allow it to ruin you.No person can control you unless you allow them to, at least in the sense of caring for others. And when you know who you are, you can find the heart of the issue, rather than the hurt the other person is enforcing.
To me, confidence, assurance and humility.... these are the true power. These are the things it takes to love without remorse, to give yourself without fear. These are the things we need to change the world with love.
I was told, "use wisdom in who you share yourself with." I disagree. I find that the true wisdom is being secure in myself and always looking for the other persons heart in their misplaced actions. I don't think I need to judge if a person is out to hurt me... I can handle their insults even if they are,because - I get stronger each day that I am aware of myself, even the things that are not good yet.
I have recently realized, the more I know who I am, the more I am free to be open, transparent... vulnerable. This is where I find the power to perceive life... people. This authentic way of living where all masks are destroyed offers the most significant growth. It allows us to delve into even the darker parts of us that need light shed on them. A mask simply covers these areas. We fail to offer our short-comings in hopes we will be accepted by the things we want to define us - talent, goodness, beauty. We leave well enough alone doing our best to polish those things in us that are easy to accept. I don't wish to do this. I want to be seen, fully, if possible. I want to get rid of the ugly truths, change them to beautiful aspects of my character. Iron sharpens iron...I have to reveal me, in all instances... to be better.
I urge you, be all of you that you can be. Don't fear rejection. Find your inner peace, calm... place of power. (Mine is in Christ alone.) Love without remorse... give yourself fully to all people, not those whom you have judged worthy of your time. Don't hide, be real... truthful. Authenticity is the power to be vulnerable... to put yourself in a place others are afraid to go.Vulnerability for the sake of being taken advantage of offers nothing, but vulnerability for the sake of growth - this is powerful and there is a difference.