Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a superpower, something that would allow you to accomplish any task, master any skill, overcome any barrier, defeat any foe? What power would you choose?
I really enjoy watching some of the MARVEL Comics™️ based movies. Most recently we watched Black Panther via iTunes, and I enjoyed it. The effects were well done, the characters seemed well cast and well played, and the nuances of the plot and story, though at times a bit predictable, were still fun to see play out. It reminded me that each time I watch one of those movies, I wonder which of the superpowers I’d want to have.
The romantic notion of saving the world aside, I would love to be able to fly. Since I won’t be able to do that anytime soon without the aid of a plane or helicopter, I like to explore the notion that, perhaps, we all actually already have a superpower. What if I told you that you have the most powerful force inside of you that can overcome any obstacle, help you master any skill, accomplish any task, and more. It is the subject of countless songs and written about in as many books, and yet we often underestimate its power in practice.
If you are a parent, you know this power better than most. When used in concert with the powerful, unconscious mind, this force can accomplish anything one desires, overcome any hardship, and can even defeat the most persistent foe. This force has been the subject of the most renowned philosophers over millennia, and yet it is often ignored during times when it would be most useful. Have you guessed what it is? Have you realized that even you may have ignored its power when it would have helped you through difficult times?
The power we all have inside of us is the power of love. Love is courageous, is unselfish, is kind, is patient, is forgiving and honors truth. Love seeks nothing for itself but only good for all things. When we set out to accomplish our highest goal, our fulfillment lies in the love we have not only for ourselves and the attainment of our goal but also for those who may benefit from our attaining that goal. The true expression of love is in service to others, in sharing with others who may not have the same advantages as we. When we share our wisdom and teach others, we give more than charity, we empower. And to empower others is truly a gift of love. The power of love conquers all barriers. You have that power. How cool is that?