I woke up with the words from an article I read yesterday still whispering in my mind. I thought those would be a perfect input for my daily apple. I was already savouring the idea of pondering on and playing around those words.
Before beginning my writing practice, I did some stretching, I drank some water, and I sat to meditate. Following my morning ritual, I picked a BeTheChange card to ease my way into a deeper level of reflection.
It was the card saying “Power + Love”.
For the third morning in a row, the same card came up.
What does this card keep telling me that I am not seeing?
So, I was there, still on the outside but with quite a chaos on the inside.
I tried to focus on what I wanted to write about but those two words, power and love, kept coming back.
Then I had a flash. A memory from my school years. Power is also a word used in physics. It has something to do with change and time. Immediately after, other words from a book I read last summer surfaced in my mind.
I didn’t know what to do with those flashes when I opened my eyes. So, I rushed to my laptop and did a quick search.
“In physics, power is the rate of doing work or of transferring heat, i.e. the amount of energy transferred or converted per unit time. As a physical concept, power requires both a change in the physical system and a specified time in which the change occurs.” – from Wikipedia
So, the way I’ve decided to read it, my power is my ability to infuse energy into a system to change it within a specified time.
What about love? Using Rupert Spira words, “Love is the experience of that oneness of being.“
So, if we are one, to change someone or something, it means to change me.
The words I wanted to write about at the beginning were about leadership. The words in the card I picked reminded me that leadership begins with my ability to love and infuse energy in my own change.