Power. The word itself holds such strong energy. A word that signifies strength and courage. And with great power and strength, comes great responsibility.
To be consciously in the moment is such a crucial and powerful thing. There is a power in being present. That’s why parents are encouraged to spend time with their newborns in those first few months of their life. To bond with their child, so the baby can feel their energy.
There is a power in being present. That's why church services are jammed packed with lifted hands and crying souls. The proclamation of their faith evokes the presence of God in which they feel present, alive. There's rejuvenation followed by this strong presence.
There is a power in being present. Being present in your own life and in others. The people that you interact with on a daily basis. Their ideologies, their values, their reasonings. People of the world are constantly evolving.
Producing new ideas, internalizing a new experience, thinking of a master plan. Everyone is always in their own heads worried about the next thing or doing this next thing, very seldom do we stop and think “what kind of power does my presence hold?” Where do I seek that power from? What am I doing in my life that is fueling a positive presence to others?"
As for me, I am a writer. A new writer slowly progressing her way into the world of writing, but a writer nonetheless. I will continue to grow and evolve. I am writing. I am sowing the seed, I am moving forward. Failures or successes, advancements and setbacks aside, its growth. It's a forward motion. But in order to keep that ideology, that notion that I can and will progress in my craft, I need the strength and encouragement to keep going.
There is a power in being present. Being present in my faith, in my walk with our heavenly Father. The power that I feel after being in his presence changes me. It makes me want to be better, do better. Now, don't get me wrong… I am human, we are all human. I can feel rejuvenated and all-powerful one day and still fall short immediately after. But our shortcomings don't define who we are, our daily progress does. What are you plugged into? What do you surround yourself with on a daily basis? Where are you seeking your encouragement? Is your “thing” music? Creating art? Listening to podcasts or motivational speakers? All of that has an impact. There is power in being immersed in the presence of your “thing”.
In my 24 years of living, there is so much I have learned, yet there is still so much more to learn. I find myself constantly questioning “Am I doing it right? Is this okay? Should I be doing better? Could I be doing better?" But then I began to look to my own surroundings and reflect on what I'm immersing myself in on a daily basis.
What does my daily routine say about me? Is there something I would like to change, and how can I make that change?
By no means is this is a post that is telling you what to do with your life. And although we aim to surround ourselves with positive vibes only - we are human and things won't be perfect all the time. That's unrealistic. We fall subject to our flaws. We have off days but taking it slow and steady wins the race, and in this thing called life, this race doesn't end until God calls us home. But until then, we just gotta take it day by day.
Start with a small act or gesture every day, consistently. Take baby steps. Crawl until you walk. And every day you WILL get better. The moment you start doing things that bring you power in your presence; when you are doing things that align with your purpose you will WANT to be fully involved. Fully immersed. Fully engulfed in the power of that presence.
So take the step. Be encouraged. There is power in the presence. Find your power. Make it