Instead of using my energy trying to control everything, I work on my side of the street. Being a good role model. Being a deep source of love, and allowing my children the freedom to be.
Everyone can sense a power struggle, especially in a toddler! After all, my 2 ½ year old daughter’s new favorite thing to say is “Let me do it!” She’ll even scream it if she feels her power ‘to be’ is being threatened in any way.
It feels true that as a society we have become accustomed to the wrong definition of power. I think Mark Nepo says it best when he describes the true meaning of power in The Book of Awakening:
“Originally, the word power meant able to be.
In time, it was contracted to mean to be able.
We suffer the difference.”