The 5 Principles Of Power [How To Achieve Radical Transformation]
Do you live a life of inner power? Do you live life by a guiding set of principles? Or is your life just random and unfocused? Your awareness can expand exponentially and life can take on new meaning.
I have been changing my life recently. I have been going through a process of identifying what serves me in life and what doesn't. I will be writing more on the details of this transformation in a future post, but now I want to outline a simple set of principles that I have adopted to frame how I live. The context of adopting these principles is that I have wanted to bring more energy and excitement into my life. It is already pretty exciting, but I would never refuse even more.
Have you ever wondered...
- Where is your life going?
- Why you work in a job you don't enjoy?
- Why your business is not successful?
- Why abundance seems to evade you?
- Why you find it difficult finding a relationship that lasts?
- Why your partner doesn't seem to love you?
- Why your life lacks purpose?
- Why you don't really enjoy what you are doing?
- What life is for?
- Why you get angry so easily?
- Why others are responsible for you lack of achievement?
- Where your courage went?
- Why you can't settle on what you business should be?
- Why you jump on the latest idea and find it doesn't work?
- How you can transform your life?
Achieving Inner Power should be the ultimate aim of your life. Through achieving power you will open up possibilities in your life that you have, so far, only dreamed of, now they will become realities. You will see the journey you need to make to realise the vision you will create for your life, a journey of passion.
The 5 Principles
The 5 Principles of Power will open up what is already inside you, waiting to be revealed and explored.
The ability to develop Passionate Involvement in every aspect of your life.
This means your work, your business, your relationship, your family, your finances, your life balance, your health, your friendships, and many other areas. It is about not walking through a life of non-involvement, not allowing others to control you and what you do.
Creating a vision for the rest of your life that will lead you to living beyond expectations.
The vision should be dynamic, realistic, and outrageous. It should excite you and scare you at the same time. Destroy the barriers of your comfort zone and seek the excitement you crave while living a balanced, independent life.
The need to explore and accept the energy in your inner core.
Living in the core of the masculinity or femininity that drives you. When you fully live who you are, your sexuality becomes a vital part of you. When you have a fully balanced life, your passion comes from deep inside you. Let it out and let it take you forward with wildness and exhilaration. Sexuality is not something to be afraid of, it is something to be enjoyed.
Your soul is a critically important part of you.
Your spirituality should be at the forefront of your life. No matter what you believe in, explore it and make it central to everything you do. Put your soul into your business and your relationships, understand where your power and passion come from. We are all connected at an energetic level and when you energise your life you open up this connection to the power of the collective consciousness.
### Radical Transformation
Change is important to the growth and development of your life.
But change is slow and often imperceptible. You change all the time, but not always for the better. You need to experience your own 'Road To Damascus' moment when everything shifts, when you see everything from a new perspective. Your awareness expands exponentially and life takes on totally new meanings. When you apply the formula to all parts of your life nothing will ever be the same again.
My Vision is for you to achieve Inner Power in your life, as I have in mine.
'POWER' represents the 5 principles I have outlined above that you need to incorporate into your life to achieve your dreams.
- P assionate Involvement
- O utstanding Vision
- W ild Sexuality
- E nergetic Connection
- R adical Transformation
Your Motivation—Towards or Away From
We are all interested in developing ourselves as men and becoming more interesting and more productive. We all want great careers and lifestyles that match our personalities. But what is your motivation?
We come to here because we want to learn what is possible. We love spending time with others who are going through or have gone through this process. But what are we trying to achieve, what are we trying to avoid? Are you a towards or away from person?
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
To change we need to move, in moving we are changing. But what is our motivator, what is behind our change?
In the journey of our life are we moving towards a vision or an end point or are we moving away from where we are or have been? Understanding this essential difference in motivation is key to creating the life we desire.
We have no real control over this, it seems to be hard-wired into our personalities. Maybe we developed this as we grew, under the influence of friends or family, or maybe it is simply part of us. Whichever is the case the key motivator can be used for our benefit, but it is essential that we develop awareness so we can understand what is appropriate for us.
Pleasure or Pain? Towards Or Away From?
It is about whether we focus on pleasure or pain.
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
John Stuart Mill
That may be the case but which is it for you?
If you are motivated by pleasure you are driven by what you see that you can gain from an activity or a way of life. Classically if you are driven by wanting the good things in life, whether they are cars or boats or whether they are peace and relaxation, you are moving towards pleasure. You might be impulsive, motivated by the experience of immediate pleasure, or you might be controlled, motivated by long term achievement. In either case pleasure is what drives you. You often appear as a positive, optimistic person who sees what is possible in any situation. Vision is your thing. You are often an entrepreneur who sees opportunity in every situation.
If you are motivated by pain, or freedom from pain, to be more accurate, you are driven by what you see that you can avoid through an activity or a way of life. Classically if you are driven by wanting to avoid the bad things in life, whether they are poverty or ignorance, you are moving away from pain. You might be impulsive, motivated by avoiding pain in the moment, or you might be controlled, motivated by moving completely away from a situation you do not want to experience again. In either case the avoidance of pain is what drives you. You often appear as a negative, pessimistic person who sees what might go wrong in any situation. Looking at the past is your thing. You always know what won't work.
Anyone who is experienced in managing teams of people will understand how important it is to have both types of person on your team. If you put them together you will find they constantly argue on what should happen, but if you give them appropriate tasks they will help you achieve a great vision while avoiding the pitfalls.
It actually doesn't matter which type of person you are. If you fully harness your personality you will achieve the same end. You will move along the path set out for you and you will change.
LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting; cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
So 'in gathering the honey' can you accept who you are and what drives you, or do you find that you fight your basic motivation? Do you find change easy or do you find yourself agonising over what to do?
Try the following:
- What do you normally think in any situation?
- What is your common reaction when someone suggests an idea to you?
- What is your deepest desire?
- What do you fight against in yourself?
- Do you know what motivates you?
- Do you accept how you are?
Being honest about this can transform your ability to grow and change.