Nations fight with each other for the same reasons children fight with each other, the need to control. Cain killed Abel for the very same reason that occurs in every homicide. ‘The pursuit of external power without reverence,’ as quoted in their book, ‘The Heart of the Soul Emotional Awareness.’
Having reverance is the appreciation of the sacred, it is holy perception. Life without reverence has destroyed the Earth, starved children and creates the brutatlity you are surrounded by in your communities. Violence and destruction. There is no future in any relationship or structure built on it. Hoarding, competition, exploitation and complete discord are the consequences of a power struggle.
When the outcome of winning is more important to you or the other person, you are in a power struggle. Striving to manipulate and control in order to make yourself feel more valuable, worthy, admirable and lovable is pursuing external power, resulting in a power struggle or ‘power tripping.’
Cooperating to create harmony, and sharing, not conflict, is the intention of the soul.
How do you know you are in a power struggle? Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I certain the other person is wrong?
- Am I feeling angry?
- Am I impatient?
- Am I blaming others?
- Am I creating distance from another person?
- Am I attached to teh outcome?
- Do I want to win?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in a power struggle. You feel powerless and so you choose to seek external power. You are seeking to control another person. Pain is the powerlessness you are feeling. Instead of experiencing the pain you seek to control your world by arranging it to suit only you. You feel slighted, you become righteous.
Power struggles are your way of avoiding the fear and the pain of what you feel is losing power. The challenge of cooperating, sharing and enjoying harmony, shares the power between the two opposing energies, you and another person.
When you hold the intention to create harmony instead of discord, power struggles are impossible. Intimacy is the goal. Power struggles prevent intimacy. You fear that the other person will not think, speak or act as you desire. The fear is the root of the power struggle.
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