Every day, in dozens of ways big and small, overt and subtle, we give away our power.
We interrupt our work flow to check emails and answer calls.
Or perhaps we don’t even create space for deep work because we are too “busy.”
We get sucked in by the energy of the news; we allow our thoughts and emotions to anchor to the dramas unfolding around us.
Even when we are in our zone of genius and have created the external conditions to do our best work, we may destroy our sacred space by getting pulled into toxic behaviors and thoughts thoughts like comparison and judgment.
The invisible force known as The Resistance pops up at every turn to steal what is most precious:
Our energy. Our creativity. Or sovereignty.
The Resistance is driven by fear.
When we are in fear, we are not in control. And we are certainly not in power, at least not in a way that is healthy and balanced.
We are not empowered.
The people who cling to the power they may have once enjoyed are the least empowered.
That’s the paradox of power: the fear of losing power causes us to cling to it. And the more we try to cling to it, the more we give it away.
By clinging to power we let the fear of losing it control us. This holds true for any other thing we fear losing.
Any time we are operating from fear, we are letting the fear control us.
And when something else is controlling us, we are not sovereign.
The antidote to this whole vicious cycle of ills is to trust.
When we trust in the source that is bigger than ourselves, we no longer need to cling to power.
Trust dissipates fear. It’s like the checkmate of the cosmic game.
Trust the divine source of life.
When you trust, you are no longer a slave to your fears.
Where you have trust, you have sovereignty.
Your task is to trust
When you stop living in fear
You have sovereignty