Being Empowered…

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. Wayne Dyer

Meditation: When we get anxious or afraid, our minds turn towards the negative. When we are frustrated and angry, our minds easily become fixated and judgmental. We feel that we need to fight against that what we fear. We become glued to the negativity that makes us angry in the first place. Our minds become frozen in “being against”. This experience weakens us. I had a wise person ask me once: “I hear all the things you don’t want to be, all the things you despise. Can you now tell me what are the things that you are passionate about? What do you want?” When I started telling all the things I wanted, my whole body, my demeanor and my mind shifted. I became positive, hopeful and excited. When we focus on what we are for, and not get fixated on what we are against, we feel liberated, creative and empowered.

Prayer: God, we can call on You to liberate us from negative energies that hold us captive. So we ask: free us when anxiety seduces us to believe negative predictions, free us when anger takes a hold of us to the point of us rendering power to those we despise. Liberate us so we can let go of anxiety, of anger and fear. Fill us with Your creative energy. Fill us with gratitude, hope, and new dreams of possibilities. For in You all things are possible. Amen

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst. Philippians 4:8