Real Power is Not – Nigvnhdiha


Ok – if you are tired of these meditative verses – uh – you don’t have to read them.
From A Cherokee Fest of Days I share these words:

“To some, power is domination, ruling anything defenseless. But that isn’t power, it is abuse, and abuse is cowardly. Abuse takes advantage where it can, always pretending to be the victim, but looking for the opportunity to overpower.

Forget the idea that power is from the world. Whole worlds have been changed in minutes. Power that was bold and bragging can suddenly be a whimper. Empires have crashed and those that caused so much misery have deflated like balloons.

Real power is not – nigvnhdiha, which is understood by the Cherokee to be – put on.
It is from an inner source, characteristically calm, like a great river that flows smoothly but drives huge cities with energy.

A single drop of water seems powerless and takes the way of least resistance, but joined to all the others, it has force. One person may seem inadequate to change anything, but united with others, can change anything.”

G’Nite Y’All. It is absolutely true – that last sentence.

Don Nelson

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