Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Path to Empowerment. Day 6, Deepok Chopra
Day 6 — The Secret of Soft Power
Today’s meditation is about soft power and how the kindness, respect, curiosity, and love in our heart is a more powerful force of good than the hard power we see around us. Most of us have learned that to be powerful and succeed, we need to use force, intimidation, and dominance. But this hard power is always based on temporary advantages and therefore it hides fear underneath it.
Soft power, on the other hand, comes from an ever-present awareness of our Being that supports and connects us all. From this place of understanding, compassion, and receptivity, we can remain in our strength and empowerment while we find common ground and mutually agreeable solutions to life’s conflicts and challenges.