The power that drives us is in love and humility, not in what the world would see as power. It is in living a life that helps others that we liv a life full of power and influence. As I began looking at the blog for the day, I looked up the etymology of the word "meek." I have heard over and over and over again that "the meek shall inherit the earth." If that is the case, I wanted to know what it meant.
Admittedly over the years, I have thought of meekness as being easy to be pushed around. That actually isn't the origin of the word though. The origin of the word indicates humility and non-aggressiveness. That actually sounds like the way that a person should live in the first place. I never wanted to be pushed around, but I did want to be a living example of one who gives and loves and inspires others. To be meek actually means to live with love towards others. This means that we are in control of ourselves and can choose how we see others.
Darkness isn't a power. It is an absence of true power. Darkness is the absence of light. It is the absence of meekness, humility, of love itself. When we live our lives void of the light, we are choosing to live without the true power that brings peace and joy. Today, I will choose the light. I will choose to be outside of the shadows of arrogance, greed, conceit, fear and anger. I will live in the light, for the light itself drives out darkness in this world.
What will you choose?
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Live in the light!
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.