Wow! That’s a leading question, eh? There are so many ways to be empowered.
First, lets dump the media’s advertisements of being empowered with their product. The truth is you are empowering them with your money!
Let me tell you a really big secret. Most media is brainwashing you. It is taking away your empowerment to think freely. Now, once you understand that, you can begin to break away. But that is harder than it sounds. If you get rid of television reception, be prepared for withdrawals. We not only get desensitized, but we are addicted to it. A lot of the music we listen to is feeding thoughts and ideas into our mind and so is the t.v. We are inundated with their religion. Yes, Humanism is a religion. And it abounds in our schools and media. A religion can be organized beliefs, cultural thoughts, and world views that pertain to human kind. There is very good facets of religion when it is based on truth. We need to be careful what religion we follow.
Go back to basics. Not only look to God, but look to the nature that God Himself provided for us. There you will find peace, beauty, medicine and health. It is not an easy task. There are still available tools of technology such as this computer that we can use wisely if we so choose. The internet can be a fantastic avenue of knowledge and sharing. But it can be devastating and destroy as well. Even the t.v. can be useful if used properly. BE CAREFUL.
Think lovely thoughts, discern truth, seek honesty, reach for good reports.
If you want to empower yourself, start with learning to think for yourself and not what books, t.v. and music have implanted within your brain. Be more critical of what is popular in these areas. There are good books, good uses with the t.v., and wonderful uplifting music available. But the bad tends to be outweighing the good. And it is very deceiving. It is stealing your ability to think for yourself.
The mind is a battlefield. Lies and deceit actually take place there. Or love can take its abode there alongside truth. Which will win the battle in your mind?
Today there is so much deceit everywhere. It is hard to know what truth is. But let us think logically. If you travel the road of cheating and lying, is it worth it? Do you really want people to not want you around because they found out they could not trust you?
As we look about us, everything is confusion. Television has taken solemn situations and made a joke out of it. Kids are beginning to believe in internet personalities that don’t even exist. Reality is becoming obscure.
So much is mixed up in this world. Some are taught that if they kill and brutalize their enemy, their god will give them many virgins. They do not know who their real enemy is. It is not people. It is an entity that delights in their misguidance. We get mad at people and think they are the enemy. But it is not flesh and blood that is the real culprit. Flesh and blood is just being used as a pawn.
How do we know who or what the enemy is? Is the enemy religion because it is full of misguided people and false doctrines? Which so called “religion” actually teaches love? Some appear to teach it. Some claim Jesus as their guide. He told us that some people would come and claim that He was the Christ, yet still deceive. So how do we know?
Is the right way a list of do’s and don’ts? We would have to be absolutely perfect to be good enough to get into heaven. We cannot ever reach that state of perfection. We have already made mistakes and we always will as long as we are in this flesh. The only way for us is to rely on Someone else’s perfection. God knew and that is why He sent His Son. Then He left us inspirations that were written down for us by humans. Yes. He uses humans as His tools to do His work. We learn and “see” from those experiences. But how do we know which writings are true inspirations? Some writings are false and not inspired from a good source.
How do we know who is true and who is right? How do we know that there is even a God that sent His Son for us? These are difficult questions that can’t be answered with a simple answer. The answer has been obscured by an enemy that does not want us to see the truth. We have to search for these answers. But we can find the answer. “Seek and ye shall find.” Just don’t get caught up in all the philosophy and religion that this world is inundated with. Let me give you a big clue to begin with…Love.
What is love? People do a lot of good things…but what really motivated their actions? Did they give to charity out of a deep love for the people who received that charity? Or was their act to make themselves feel better? Perhaps it looked good on their resume. It is not always the giving of material goods that is truly a show of love. When a person gives from behind the scenes and no one knows who gave, that may be a true act of love. It may be an emotional giving of their self; one may give up time, or may change something of their own personal desires for someone else’s comfort and care. There are many aspects of love in action. Love is a powerful word that calls for powerful action. There are those who not only posses it, they live it. There is a power source behind them of love.
You may be what the world calls a great Philanthropist. But if your actions and words are not motivated by love, your words are empty. Your actions mean nothing.
Love puts up with a lot. Love is gentle and kind when it is not easy to be kind. Love doesn’t want what you have. Love wants the other person to have the best. Love puts you first. It doesn’t seek to gratify itself. Love doesn’t think upon evil and plan it out to hurt someone. It doesn’t rejoice in the calamity of others. Love is happy when there is truth. Love trusts and gives. It’s not natural for us to have these qualities. But some people have love. They have someone empowering them to posses it. This someone is not flesh and blood.
When we want to know if something is true, measure it against love. That is a good beginning to your journey of finding truth.