“Your willpower and inner strength come from either the Soul or the Ego. Choose Spirit as the source of personal power. It is better for you and the world.” — Guru Tua
Two Sources of Inner Strength
There are two potential sources of our inner drive and self-confidence. First, there is a source that comes from temporary things. Our Ego is the source of all things temporary. We don’t normally think of the Ego as being temporary but it is. And so everything that it associates with on the physical level is also temporary.
Then there is a capacity that comes from the permanence of our Being. This is a capacity of strength originating from the Spirit or Soul.
Here’s another way to look at it. Our willpower and inner strength is gives us life. If our source is object related and temporary, we are constantly running out of life. If you feel like joy and happiness are fleeting. This could be the reason. However, if our source is infinite, then we live in a state of peace and contentment.
Ego as the Source of Personal Power
Object-referenced strength comes from the Ego. This type of Ego-based mental ability is a counterfeit. You derive a false sense of happiness from the object. Power based on the Ego lasts only as long as the object of reference remains unchanged. You are like a peacock losing its feathers.
For instance, if you’re the president of the country or the chairman of a corporation, or if you have a lot of money, the power you enjoy goes along with the title, with the job, with the money. If we lose the title or position or money, we lose a part of our identity. We lose the counterfeit power. When Ego is the source of personal power, this power will last only as the situation lasts. As soon as the situation or thing changes, your personal power evaporates. For example, things like title, the job, or the money goes away, so does the influence and prestige.
As a result, you suffer the pain of loss. You lose part of this internal strength when something temporary changes or goes away. Therefore, things become meaningless, which we thought would bring us pleasure. They represent a counterfeit type of contentment. This is buyer’s remorse in retail terms.
Spirit as the Source of Personal Power
The Power that comes from on the Soul or Spirit is permanent. This power is based on the Essence of the unchanging transcendent consciousness. There are certain characteristics of self-power. First, it comes from Source, from your True Essence. Power derived from Soul draws positive people and things to you. It marshalls people, situations, and circumstances to your support. This power also draws support from the divine nature of creation. When our power is cultivated from the Soul, we are supported by Source.
How can we cultivate the strength and capacity of our Soul? Our recommendation is through the use of any spiritual technology that expands awareness. This will put you in touch with your Spirit or Soul. We call the use of these techniques spiritual exploration.
Willpower and Inner Strength
A common symptom of our modern culture is burn-out. This is because our culture is consumerism, which is all Ego-based. If you feel like joy and happiness are fleeting. This could be the reason. You are constantly chasing after things that are temporary. They do not provide lasting happiness or joy.
If the source of our life force is object related and temporary, we are constantly running out of life. However, if our source is infinite, then we live in a state of peace and contentment.Remember, our willpower and inner strength is our life force.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia