Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Will for Power

“Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills.”

~B. C. Forbes.

This is not about bad power. It’s about the power of the mind to create for us the destiny of our dreams.

We see here the hard worker is not simply good with his or her hands; it’s their virtuous mind and heart—both working together in unison—that punctuates their modus operandi.

They have power because they make it happen.

What gets people up at 4.30 A.M. to train or prepare, ensuring the success of that venture of theirs? They have willed something; they decided they wanted something deeply, so they commit and forget the cold, the dark, and the sleep (and warm bed) they might miss. If they’re properly diligent they’re getting to bed early enough because they recognise the importance of sleep for the health of the mind and heart.

The power of the will of the mind is an incredibly deep reservoir—a resource we can hardly tap; but hone it we may.

The inspiration to us is always the person who went fundamentally beyond the will of the normal human being, pushing the envelope into the heights of the ‘achieving stratosphere,’ continually buffeting the coarse, grainy pessimism natural to life against the typical apathetic flow.

Anyone can grow a mind that’s strong of will. Even better is to meld this with strong faith—together the will and faith combine to acquiesce to God, creating much power to the good, fighting and conquering all evil that might otherwise encroach.

Life, as they say, is no dress rehearsal. It is good to harness the incredible power and beauty of the mind, making it sing in tune with the vast opportunities life inevitably presents.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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