The power-fire ball
Power is the ability to attract and redirect thoughts into action. The attachment to materialism and desires gives birth to the power. Thus power lust is inevitable. How we quantify power is a subject to reference frame of different societies and ecosystems. It could be quantified with money, respect, love, fame or ideas etc.
“Power is like a fireball, if channelised precisely it is constructive energy, if misguided it is a catastrophe.”
Power like everything in the universe has both the extreme ends. It is black (+)as well as white(-).
(+)Great prophets like Jesus, Buddha and Mohammad to leaders like Gandhi and Mandela possessed the power and have shaped history, and people who possess the power will continue to mould the future. But power has repercussions and obsessions attached to it.
(-)The real test of strength and character of a man is his actions when he has been handed the power. He might subdue the weaker ones for his motive and prove his mettle. Hitler killing the Jews to corrupt politicians scavenging people’s money and life. Nuclear weapons proliferation to male dominance around the world throughout history. Horrible boss at the office to an everyday example of man killing an animal for taste buds is testimony to the fact that the power lust blindfolds the mankind.
If power is a fireball, discontentment (+/-) is a fuel to it. A handful people earn great wealth (+/-) and riches, so tremendous that they can’t spend their entire money in their lifetime, even if they wish to. But they are never satiated by their possession, because money is not just a method of exchange, it generates power.
When the power is seized or denied, the soul cries for it. Man keeps pouring the fuel of discontentment to himself. Either he patiently (+) rubs the stones to create the spark or slips into the hollowness and accepts the state. In extreme cases it is suicidal.
The only way to control the power and save yourself from it, is to keep lighting the lamps of souls who lack it
But no matter what you do or intend to do, you always seek some kind of a power. The journey for the attainment of power will burn you the extent you desire it, question that matters is,
“Is the burn worth it? “