Tools

Pens, gavels, money, and guns are tools. In and of themselves they are inanimate and unmoving. Each of these things are presumed by many to be objects of power. They are not. Power is a Living Thing and it is an expression of what it is to be a human being experiencing Life here on the Mother Earth; it comes from within us and can never reside in a mere tool.

How sad it is to not know one’s own power.

Many who do not know or fully appreciate their power will brandish such tools recklessly or with malice aforethought in a misguided attempt to control others or to compensate for the power they recognize, either consciously or unconsciously, to be lacking within themselves. It is far more difficult to be the master of oneself than it is to lord over and dominate another. The pages of human history are stained with the bloody ink of despots and fools who could not master themselves. There is no greater challenge than that of Self-mastery.

Claim your power and use your tools wisely.

– Red Horse

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A Mark Of Power

Those possessed of true power have learned to be comfortable with discomfort.

– Red Horse

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Loss Of Control

It is the height of delusion to presume that one has control over anything.  Anything.  Not the actions of others, not even the actions of Self.  Certainly not emotions in any form.  “Well, at least I can control what I think,” says the dedicated meditator and earnest spiritual wayfarer.  Really?  Then control your thoughts right now and don’t think about a purple elephant.  Don’t think about a terrible smell.  Don’t think about your greatest fear.

Is it my assertion, then, that we are little more than pieces on some grand celestial chessboard, moved about willy-nilly, simple victims of circumstance and chance?

Absolutely not!

Rather than being possessed of some nonexistent control, we have at our disposal something far more genuine and accessible but something which requires diligence and mindful finesse to employ effectively.  What is this mystical elixir?

Influence.

We cannot control our thoughts but we can influence them.  Though we cannot control our conditions and circumstances, we can influence them.  Because the delusion of control is unreal, the verity that we have the ability to influence is, ultimately, a far more profound and efficacious capacity than some alleged faculty that is, in truth, nonexistent.  And our influence has a far greater reach than control (real or imagined) ever could.

To be effective, influence requires skill.  Effective influence requires understanding.  Effective influence requires compassion and kindness.  Effective influence requires a clear perception of things as they are and as they could be.  These requirements apply whether the influence is to be brought to bear within ourselves or in the world around us.

Influence is a noble trait worthy of a transcendent humanity.  Befriend your influence and use it wisely…

– Red Horse

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