How to Develop Your Personal Power How To Find the Source of Your Personal Power Your Inner Powers

How to Develop Your Personal Power ― Find the Source of Your Personal Power

Do you know the source of your inner powers? Can you find the source of your personal power?  Do you know how to develop your personal power, your willpower? Or how to get it back if you lose it?  All important questions.  Come and see the answers.

Everything in the universe is a form of energy. Our consciousness is an example of this energy. It resides in, but it does not originate within the body. Our life energy originates from some place outside of our physical bodies.

We forget we are a part of the whole the universe at the most fundamental level.  We often think and behave as if we are only an individual consciousness.  Our consciousness connects to this source through our Ego.

Identifying Your Inner Powers

If you want to know how to develop your personal power, you must first find out what it is.  Our inner power is the inner strength, the willpower which enables us to overcome obstacles.  It provides the perseverance and determination and helps us to resist temptations and overcome internal and external resistance.

It is a daily battle to reach goals and solve problems because internal and external forces want to control our thoughts, values, and intention.  The internal obstacles are our inner critic, our habitual and addictive behaviors.  Our external foes are the propaganda machines of cultural folklore.  The primary source of this negative programming comes from organized religion.

Thankfully, you have a choice.  Your priorities determine where you find the source of your personal power.  We can choose either our Ego or Spirit.  We can derive our power from the culture, or go directly to the source of consciousness via our Soul.  How do you build or develop it? The goal of this discussion is to help you find out the answer to these questions.  What is powering your thoughts and actions?

“The choice of where you get your inner strength is the Spirit or the Ego.  The better choice is the spirit.  It is not only better for you, it is better for the entire world.” — Guru Tua

We can overcome these enemies if we learn how to train, strengthen and focus our motivation.  The first step in this process is identifying the basis of this energy.  We can look at our own experiences for clues about the source we typically use.

Find the Source of Your Personal Power

There are two potential sources of our inner drive and self-confidence.  Our Ego is the source of temporary power.  Most people don’t think of the Ego as something temporal, but it is.  An Ego is a tool like a car.  Cars wear out, and our bodies and Ego will also wear out.  The real you is not the Ego, it is the spirit or soul.  (1)

“We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms. Most of us have the sensation that, I myself is a separate center of feeling and action, living inside and bounded by the physical body—a center which confronts an external world of people and things, making contact through the senses with a universe both alien and strange. Everyday figures of speech reflect this illusion. I came into this world. You must face reality.  The conquest of nature.” — Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

The mass hallucination of culture places an emphasis on temporary things. That way it always has something new it can sell us.  If ask most people, what is your greatest source of personal power for most people?  You will find it is religion or commercialism.  To be honest, commercialism is actually a form of religion.  Modern advertising borrows all of its tactics from religion.  These systems dictate how to develop your personal power so it can make a profit.

This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences. We do not come into this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean waves, the universe peoples. Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated egos inside bags of skin. ― Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

We know that everything which connects with the Ego is temporal, including our cultural folklore.  This folklore comes from religion and commercialism.

Ask yourself the same question.  What is your greatest source of personal power?  Maybe you know, and maybe it isn’t really clear yet.  If the answer to this question is still fuzzy, that is not uncommon.  You can blame this on your Ego.

Although we are not our Ego, many people don’t realize it.  The Ego is only a mechanism that orients our consciousness to our bodies.  Our Ego and our bodies are temporary.  Everything on the physical level is transitory and fleeting, but our consciousness or Soul is infinite.

If you want to find the source of your personal power, get out paper and pen.  Write a list of the ten things that are most valuable to you.  Keep your list short and this will help you shift out the things you like from the things you love.

Then there is a capacity that comes from the permanence of our being.  It’s the source originating from the Spirit or Soul.  We can experience it directly if we meditate and enter the 4th state of pure consciousness.  You can reclaim your “personal power” with regular meditation.  It is a partition of consciousness without thought, only awareness. Here, we realize that our authentic source is beyond the constructs of religion and commercialism.

Here’s another way to look at it.  Our willpower and inner strength give us life.  If our source is object-related and temporary, we are continually running out of life.  If our willpower comes from an infinite wellspring, then we live in a state of peace and contentment, regardless of our external situation.

“When you decide to reclaim your personal power, you’ll be talked about… told that you’ve changed, that you’ve somehow lost the plot or that you think you’re better than others; but that’s just human nature. Your job is to realize that negative comments and backhanded compliments say more about the person speaking to them than about who you are. When people label you, they’re seeking to define you… you’re above all that.” ― Kianu Starr

You have the choice to choose what source powers your thoughts.  Let’s look more closely at the consequences of this choice.

What is Your Greatest Source of Personal Power?

Ego

A common symptom of our modern culture is burnout.  Consumerism dominates our culture, which is all Ego-based.  If you feel like joy and happiness are fleeting.  The reason could be because you are continually chasing after temporary things.  Even if you get them, they do not provide lasting happiness or joy.

Ego as the Source of Your Power

Anything based on the Ego lasts only as long as the situation or thing of reference remains unchanged.  When the situation changes, you are like a peacock losing its feathers. If the Ego is the source, then object-referenced strength.  This type of Ego-based mental ability is counterfeit power.  It creates a false sense of happiness from fixating on the object.  Objects are temporary.

For instance, the country’s president or the chairperson of a corporation has object-referenced power.  Or perhaps a person has an impressive job or a lot of money; the power they enjoy goes along with the title.  If they lose the title or position, or money, they lose a part of their identity.  We lose the counterfeit power from the loss of these things.

When the Ego is the source of personal power, this power will last only as the situation lasts.  As soon as the condition or thing changes, your fuel evaporates.  When we lose the title, the job, or the money, so does the influence and prestige.  That’s why it is counterfeit power.

As a result, you suffer the pain of loss.  You lose the source of your willpower and inner strength when something temporarily changes or goes away.  Therefore, things become meaningless, which we thought would fulfill a need.  They represent a counterfeit type of contentment.  It is better known as buyer’s remorse in retail terms.

It is possible to rise to places of power but base their influence on the Soul and not the Ego.  Barack Obama is an example.  It is possible to be influential in the culture without falling under the power of the Ego.   Russell Brand, Alan Watts, and The Dalai Lama are other examples.

How to Develop Your Personal Power, with the Spirit

make soul power the source of your willpower and inner strength

The power that comes from the Soul or Spirit is infinite and permanent.  Soul power comes from the unchanging, transcendent energy of pure consciousness.  It’s the source of your awareness, your true essence.

Power derived from the Soul always attracts positive people and things.  Soul power helps marshalls people, situations, and circumstances to support you.  This energy also draws support from the divine nature of creation.   Our soul or spirit is the best place to find the source of your personal power.  Positive acts of positive karma like kindness and compassion will always return a positive result.

How can we cultivate the strength and capacity of our Soul?  Using any form of meditation which puts you in touch with the 4th state expands awareness.  It puts you in touch with your Spirit or Soul.  We call the use of these techniques spiritual exploration.

 Change Source of Your Inner Powers

If you don’t like the things on the list you wrote about what you value, then it is time for a change.

The choice is of the correct source will make all the difference in your life.   The commercial and religious world views do not support the choice of spirit as a basis for our lives.   Both systems use language to deceive and distract us.  Commercialism tells us we must buy their products in order to be happy, and religion tells us we must buy into their dogma and doctrine to be satisfied.  Both are temporal counterfeits.

Don’t be deceived by religious language, promises fulfilled in the afterlife.  Resist the constant bombardment of advertising.  Instead, choose the spirit.

“Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.”  — Osho

If the source of willpower power is object-related and temporary, it will run out.    However, if our resource is infinite, we live in a state of peace and contentment.  Remember, our willpower and inner strength are our life forces. The only way to make your spirit the source of your inspiration is by changing your priorities.  What is your greatest source of personal power?

References

(1) Striving for personal power as a basis for social power dynamics: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227852238_Striving_for_personal_power_as_a_basis_for_social_power_dynamics

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