There is a story that the Times of London, some time, invited essays in response to the question, “what is wrong with the world? and G. K. Chesterton famously gave this – now legendary – response:
G. K. Chesterton.
The question is getting louder and louder – everyday – in today’s world. In fact some may even be wondering, “Is there any good in the world?”
The truth is, for every force in one direction, there is an equal amount of force or energy in the opposite direction. It is a universal law, true in physics as well as in emotions. Fear, hatred and suspicion can be countered by love, kindness and compassion. In the long run, true power comes from love, kindness, compassion, peace, humility and such positive forces. The destruction that comes from anger, distrust and war is not authentic power.
Furthermore we don’t have to wait for some future time to achieve authentic power, because we have it NOW within each one of us. We just have not learned to tap into it as the lure of the false power is so strong.