Empower yourself

‘We all should look for opportunities to do whatever we can to help improve the human condition wherever we can, as often as we can,’ said James Oliver, Jr.

By James Oliver, Jr.

Across the globe are millions of people who are frustrated, disillusioned and constantly inundated with seemingly less kind and gentle events. In too many instances, some individuals have acted in good faith only to be disappointed with the negative results of their undertakings.

It is especially disconcerting to see people’s efforts not gaining traction when they aim to do something for the public good. Unfortunately, sometimes, initiatives aimed at improving the human condition are impeded by motives of selfishness and lack of consideration.

What will it take to increase the incidents of kindness, goodness and fairness in today’s world? Here are some quotes from great thinkers.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” Franklin Roosevelt

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead.

How do we change the world? One act of kindness at a time.” Morgan Freeman

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahama Gandhi

Countless others have shared their thoughts of encouragement to have us think, be and act on the good side of the universe. Even though the universe holds plenty for us all, we witness daily the demoralizing, persistent economic, political, social and spiritual decay in a world that still can be the most nurturing, loving and dynamic example in history.

We all should look for opportunities to do whatever we can to help improve the human condition wherever we can, as often as we can. Start to look for a soul to save, a wrong to right or a dream to help fulfill.

How do you begin to empower yourself to be more of an advocate and friend to the universe? First, commit to a plan to accelerate your growth and action, then start to live up to your highest potential and serve to your utmost level. No matter what your background or forecast might be, it is possible to become as powerful as you would like.

Below are some practical steps for growth:

  1. Remember to treasure your own divinity. Know that you were born with the capacity to do whatever you can envision.
  2. Meditate and pray often.
  3. Give at every opportunity you have.
  4. Greet every experience with love and peace.
  5. Work to make one of your dreams come true.

These steps, along with others, have helped many people discover how much power and potential they have. The steps also have the potential to lead you to other helpful strategies and techniques.

The following “Four Truths” may also serve as encouragement as you undertake this path to empowerment:

  1. You are enough. You were born with the power to be successful in all and any endeavors.
  2. You are worthy beyond measure. No event in your life experiences can ever make you lose your value, for it is your birthright.
  3. You can achieve whatever you can conceive.
  4. The powerful, spiritual being that you are will attract the human resources and the strategies needed to accomplish whatever you set out to do.

James Oliver, Jr. is a Morehouse College graduate with more than 30 years in the education field. After retirement, he continues to mentor young scholars.

One Reply to “Empower yourself”

  1. Albert Keels says:

    Being a former St Petersburg native, but not forgotten, I am very happy to receive news from the Weekly Challenger !

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