We never give up our power. That is, we do not give up our power volitionally; it always lies deep within us, waiting to be uncovered again later. The trigger may be a random event or the good fortune of being with an influential person who nurtures us to be as much ourselves as possible. Then, “lo and behold,” we become more of ourselves. I believe our true selves are never lost but instead stuffed away, either by force or life events. Then, other life events and the people we meet might be the difference between realizing our self-empowerment or not.
Ideally, the person who nurtures us to be as much of ourselves as possible does this by being authentic. It is not just their talk but their walk and the environment they create. Power and confidence flow out of them because they are simply being themselves. In the process or relationship, they become our “role models” through words, actions, and all-around behavior. They are a “presence” that fosters the environment that gives us our freedom to be and we become.
We become not them but ourselves, unique, one-of-a-kind individuals with ideas and a self to share. The immediate benefits to us and to others are evident. I nurture those important and close to me because I feel good about myself, passing on the opportunity and courage to be oneself to others.
I believe we can win our battle with power that relates us to as pawns by simply being as much of who we really are. Courage is essential if we are not to give in. It is worth the risk one takes to seek out respect and regard from our leaders.
Seeking self my task—Helping you be you, the same—We are not nothing