For some Eastern philosophies, there are two basic rules of personal power. If they apply, the lives of those who follow them and those around them will be full of positive experiences.
Last update: May 13, 2020
Orientals have a very particular view on life events, what causes them and their consequences. They argue that our way of thinking underlies the world we create around us and that the rules of personal power decide what has to happen or not.
The rules of personal power are formulas or schemes that would determine and condition events to a large extent. They arise from constant mental exercise and lead us to attract certain situations and push others away. All thanks to the work of a universal balance. The Orientals argue that there is a balance in the universe that we must simply follow and maintain.
In this context, personal power is that force that arises (or does not arise) from our thoughts There are two rules of personal power and they concern the kind of thoughts we must cultivate in order for things to happen in a constructive and positive way for us.
"More than anything else, I think it is our decisions, not the conditions of our life, that determine our destiny."
According to some Eastern philosophies, thought has unlimited power. What we think happens. Following this logic, if we let fear take over our life, we will almost certainly face unpleasant experiences. If, on the other hand, we face our fears with courage, the problems will be resolved gradually and we will reach our goal.
This is not about magic or esotericism. The mind is concerned with what it has decided to give importance to. If we are afraid, we will do nothing but multiply the negative thoughts and increase the possible risks on which we have concentrated our thoughts. For example, if an aggressive dog senses that we are afraid, it will most likely bark at us or attack us. Fear conveys the existence of a danger to others.
In the same way, a calm mind and willing to find solutions, will transform potentially negative experiences into positive and constructive ones. A fire can lead us to save someone's life. It all depends on the way we think and act.
The rules of personal power
Persevere in being positive
Taking the cited criteria as a reference, the Orientals argue that the first rule of personal power is persevere in being positive no matter what situation you are in. Some Eastern philosophies say that to prevent misfortunes or bad experiences, it is enough for one person to decide to be positive.
Master Jan Anguita argues that two people with incompatible thoughts will never meet or have common experiences. It is a concept similar to that of Carl Gustav Jung's synchronicity. Reality organizes itself in such a way as to unite what is analogous and separate what is dissimilar.
When someone decides to be positive in all circumstances, they will find people who have the same way of thinking, the same goals and the same way of dealing with life. According to the Orientals, therefore, personal power depends precisely on this idea: everything happens based on the goal that we have set ourselves and the perseverance that we will devote to you to achieve it.
Convince yourself that love always wins
The second rule of personal power says that no matter what the situation, love always wins. The Orientals argue that the absence of love has very weak power. Being a negative force, it fails to have real power over the world. Love, for its part, has a great influence on everything that exists.
Master Jan Anguita expresses this concept with a beautiful metaphor. A hundred people are gathered in a dark room. However, it is enough for one person to light a match for there to be light for all. Love is that match. A person full of love shines with his own light and also illuminates those around him.
According to the Orientals, the rules of personal power have such an influence that, if only one person decides to be positive and loving, the worst can be avoided under any circumstance. It doesn't matter if others oppose it. As in the metaphor, when the room is illuminated by someone, it is illuminated by everyone. If you want to stay in the dark, you will have to go somewhere else.