"The power of love overcomes the love of power."
There’s something I don’t quite understand about the world, and I don’t know that I ever will. There are many people throughout history who have been wealthy beyond measure, protected and safe from threat, in touch with the most influential people - They have everything. Yet they desire to continue imposing their will on others. And it comes at the expense of the well-being of so many people - They start wars, destroy villages, and cripple economies to acquire more power than they already have. For what reason? Again I will never understand, but all I know is it’s unfortunate.
While it may seem impossible to defeat these figures, there is one force that when harnessed can conquer even the most domineering of people. The legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix put it best - “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
There is something about love that is so human, so visceral, that makes it the most influential force in the world. People are willing to put aside their own dreams and desires, and even sacrifice their own lives for someone they love or an ideal that they believe in. Love is the greatest expression of our spirit and when we allow ourselves to love unconditionally it becomes transformational in our lives and the lives of the people we care most about.
So if you want to be a part of this force, the army of love that can heal wounds and champion positive change, you need to embody love. And that starts within yourself, you can only love others as much as you love yourself. Because love is a spark that needs to first light inside you and then be spread in everything you touch.
It’s only through the power of love can we overcome the love of power, and make the world a better place. That’s what I want, and if you want to join me, then get self-aware and ask yourself this question - What is keeping you from loving more?
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