Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stay Where the Power Is

There is power in all our lives. If we feel it’s evaporated we need to find it again. If we can access it, great!

This power that comes from God is rooted in the ability to happily live the virtuous life; to be, among other things, patient and kind and compassionate and humble.

We’d not generally think that power comes from virtue, but mysteriously it does. This power to give away power is confounding to the ‘rational’ person. It’s not a logical power, but it’s one that empowers the mind to think in power; the heart to feel in power.

This power takes pleasure seeking no power for itself — it rejects such power.

Our challenge is to find this power and stay where it is.

We find and retain this power — to act with joyous virtuosity — as we think and focus on virtue. It’s remarkably simple, this power. So simple we can miss it.

Take this power by giving. Enjoy it by knowing what to do, where to be, how to feel. Retain it preciously.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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