Perpetual Power

Perpetual Power

When you think of power, what comes to mind? Does it have to do with power over or power with? Have you ever been overpowered, underpowered or without power? As we reflect on power, there are lots of ways to look at it. Where my mind goes first is to the power that...
Patience as Power

Patience as Power

Decades ago I was asked in an interview what I wanted, what I was praying for. Quite innocently I said, “Patience.” I was then told how it was the most difficult thing in the world to ask for because in order to learn and receive it one had to go through many trials...
Power With…

Power With…

In Webster’s 1975 edition of the New Collegiate Dictionary, there are ten different definitions for ‘power’. For our purposes I’m choosing one which says “a source or means of supplying energy” and another that says “the ability to perform in a given way.” These...
Empowering Leadership

Empowering Leadership

Leadership is not a destination, a title, a station, or a position to be attained. It’s a lifelong process of engagement with the environment, yourself, and others. It requires openness, curiosity, watching, listening, learning, and following the physical, subtle, and...
Empowerment Through Calmness?

Empowerment Through Calmness?

Have you noticed that your mind gets bogged down in its expectations? Do you remember the last time your mind decided when or where something was to happen and then became upset when it didn’t? The mind draws from past experience and makes assumptions that future...