Power Is Within My Friends

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“The greatest human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human being.”
—IMMANUEL KANT

Where do we find power? What kind of power do you want to live by? I believe there are two powers in this world: Darkness and Light. Everything is capable of emerging out of the darkness into the light. Nothing can outrace its own light. Powerful! So, why do we stay stuck? Why is it that at moments we get lost? I always want to look for power outside of self. I buy something, and I get temporary relief from the material world. Relief is never sufficient! Who would want relief when you can have true freedom? What if I told you that you have been looking in the wrong direction? What you came looking for, you came looking with. That power is within you. All you have to do is look inward and search fearlessly. Isn’t that freeing? How simple it is to just be. Rather than wasting your efforts searching externally, you no longer have to put effort into becoming awake in the light. Just as walking into a dark room, you simply have to turn on the power switch located deep within yourself. Power is within my friends. What is our purpose? Is it to get what we need and help others when we can? Can we get by each day if we only help others when it is convenient? Do we want to just merely survive, or do we want to grow and thrive; to become effective individuals and help rebuild communities. Many times, I only wanted to help myself and always ended up falling on my face. It was only when others loved me that I began to get better. I began to help others just as those before had helped me. Self-help programs are a waste of time if you are anything like us. We need a way of living that kills our false self. Helping others is the solution. Surrender today and help someone other than yourself. In doing so, you will come to know true freedom from your own self.

-REW