Power to do What?

There are powers over which we have no control.

We can not change the past. So we should be careful what we do today.

We can not change the nature of cause and effect. We live today in the decisions we made yesterday. For example, we can not go back and relive the past 8 years. We can’t undo a war that we have chosen to initiate. We can’t do these things and our leaders can not do them for us, because behaviors have consequences that we can not change.

We do have power over the choices we make right now, in this moment, and that is one of the biggest sources of our personal power. If we really, really want to become Secretary of Health and Human services — we should choose to pay our taxes. The power of money is ephemeral. It is what we choose to do that creates the future.