There are three common ways you can give away your power: improper focusing, damaging relationships and fear. Your mind is the most important factor in determining your health and happiness. Unfortunately your mind likes to dwell in the past. If you allow this to occur you are giving away your power. Instead of focusing on the pitch and where you want to hit the ball you are thinking about the last time you were up at bat. If you replay the mistakes of the past they will occur again. Keep your goals and desires in the forefront of your mind until you can taste them. You become what you focus upon so it’s extremely important to control what you think about.
Have you ever considered that many of your relationships are not in your best interest? If you are dealing with people who have agendas then the relationships are not built on honesty. If you are acting to please other people then you are giving away your power. (excluding business transactions and committed loving relationships) If you don’t believe in your own opinions and value, you lack self-esteem and you are giving away your power.
Do you have enough self-confidence to listen to your heart when determining who you can trust? If you are driven to be accepted and liked by everyone you are giving away your power. Others can’t give you the love you need. Only you can – look within! Your true friends will love you without the facade. Wish the other well and move on.
For some people fear is the greatest obstacle to self-empowerment. Fear is a means of control and you are exposed to it at an early age. Many parents threaten to withhold their love unless their children obey. Consider for a moment why you pay your taxes or maintain your speed on the highway. Have you ever had your decision making power manipulated by fear based speech? Political parties and religious groups often resort to fearmongering. When you accept what they say without investigation you are giving away your power. The most damaging fears are those that arise from your own mind. They can completely remove your power and short circuit your life. Fears are prisons of the mind which prevent you from experiencing the world from new perspectives. You are a limitless soul capable of more than you realize if you aren’t separated from your spiritual essence. Go within. Meditate. Become one with your true Self and you will become empowered.