One should not underestimate the power of a single act. Especially in times of chaos, war, and intense vulnerabilities, the force of will it takes to act – and to act authentically – is a reclamation of personal power that transforms one’s own body into a raft on unsteady seas. We must all learn to act in some way, find their own strength, and use it the best we can.
I find that when one reflects on one’s own heart, there is a certain quiet clarity from which action is born. An action itself is sacred, and it is eternal. When we reclaim the power to define our own actions, and link those actions directly to the needs of our own heart, a radical thing is accomplished, and that is the simple but God-like ability to be in conversation with one’s Self, and the World, at once.
Revolutionary spirits are created through living a life cleanly, closely tied to one’s own heart.
I truly think that it is confusion, indecision, and unreliability that paves the way for manipulation and outside control. The first example of this that pops into my head is when a magician shocks and awes you over here, while pulling a slight of hand over there, all the while convincing you through misdirection and confusion that what you are seeing is more than artifice.
I find that when I am confused and indecisive, and unaware that I am in that limbo-minded state, it is easier for other people to sway or persuade me into acting in a way that they would wish. In short, other people can get inside my head easier when I don’t have a clean grasp on my own mind. Once these confused phases pass, I often find myself out with friends, amidst chaos not of my choosing, when I should have stayed home in bed, recuperating my mind.
Even now, writing this, there are very many creatures, noises, and people, to block my concentration on these forming these words. But I know that my words are about to reach you, and that my own protective forces are always working on my behalf.
I’ll wrap up by saying there are always options available to you. It is up to you, and you alone, to center yourself enough to pinpoint which action you’d like to take. This process of getting to know one’s own internal compass creates, from my experience, a lifetime of fun and adventure. 😉