Thursday, May 17, 2012
There’s a word you hear a lot lately. But what is it??
Definition is: “It is a process that helps people gain control over their own lives”
So how do you achieve this almighty empowerment?
The greatest empowerment you can ever achieve is not through learning self defense or martial arts or learning how to fight (get a hint when you see a class using this as their prime mean of advertising).
It is not achieved through any external means. It is not something that you get by cracking someone skull open. “Yeah I showed him… I am powerful, I am empowered... I am the greatest”. Don’t forget to add “I am now in jail”. There is a huge difference between assault and self defense.
If you try to get empowered from external sources you might just end up with what Marc MacYoung appropriately calls “bad attitude on steroids”.
Empowerment is something you already are capable of doing all by yourself. You need to unlock it.
The greatest empowerment you can ever achieve is to truly know and accept yourself. See yourself for who you truly are, strength and weaknesses, light and dark. Embrace your strengths and work on improving your weaknesses.
This starts by forgiving yourself of any past doings or happenings that you blame yourself for. Un-forgiveness, of yourself or others, is the number one health hazard, mental and physical.
Be smart, stay safe!