Power doesn't corrupt, it reveals.
— Robert Caro —
Turn it inside out and see what it is like when old, sick, or prostituting itself. How short- lived the praiser and praised, the one who remembers and remembered. Remembered in some corner of these parts, and even there not in the same way by all, or even by one. And the whole earth is but a mere speck.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 8.21(resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom
And about the time we are ready to give up, along comes the Master, who leans over and whisper:
Now keep going, don't quit. Keep on.. don't stop; don't quit, as He improvises on our behalf, providing just the right touch at just the right moment.
From Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life
Daily Touch of Inspirations
November 16th: Hope and fear are the same
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
The Law of Pure Potentiality Part 3
Another way to access the field of pure potentiality is through the practice of non-judgement.
The gap is your connection to the field of pure potentiality. It is that state of pure awareness, that silent space between thoughts that inner stillness that connects you to true power. And when you squeeze the gap, you squeeze your connection to the field of pure potentiality and infinite creativity.
There is a prayer in A Course in Miracles that states,
Non-judgement creates silence in your mind. It is a good idea, therefore, to begin your day with that statement. And throughout the day, remind yourself of that statement each time you catch yourself judging. If practicing this procedure for the whole day seems too difficult, then you simply say to yourself, "For the next hour, I will experience non judgement,. Then you can extend it gradually.
Through silence, through meditation, and through non-judgment, you will access first law, the Law of Pure Potentiality. Once you start doing that, you can add a fourth component to this practice, and that is regularly spending time in direct communion with nature. Spending time in nature enables you to sense the harmonious interaction of all the elements and forces of life, and gives you a sense of unity with all of life. Whether it be a stream, a forest, a mountain, a lake or the seashore, that connection with nature's intelligence will also help you access the field of pure potentiality.
You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless, it is free, it is immune to criticism, it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery and enchantment.
Access to your true essence will also give you insight into the mirror of relationship, because all relationship is a reflection of your relationship with yourself. For example, if you have guilt, fear, and insecurity over money, or success, or anything else, then these are reflections of guilt, fear, and insecurity as basic aspects of your personality. No amount of money or success will solve this basic problems of existence; only intimacy with the Self will bring about true healing. And when you are grounded in the knowledge of your true Self- when you really understand your true nature- you will never feel guilty, fearful, or insecure about money, or affluence, it is pure potentiality. And pure potentiality is your intrinsic nature.