As conscious as we may wish to be in life, the difficult awareness to have is that of the unknown power that lies within us.

Whenever we take some action, there is always a consequence. Most of the time, we plan it that way and generally hope that the consequence will be the one that we intend. The higher our awareness and the better attention we give to our planning, the more likely things will turn out just the way we envisioned them.

Except that the world is more complex than that. People are more complicated. And everything and everyone outside of us is out of our control. Maybe that sounds as though you are powerless. Looked at a different way though, you might see that you have immense power, because once you say or do something, you have put it out to a world that has the potential to react to it in ways that you hardly imagine and usually could never even know.

A word that you pass on to a stranger today can be passed onto another, who will make a change, which will affect hundreds of people, which can have an impact on a million. When it comes back to you, you will probably never know where it came from.

So don’t hold back from doing what seems right to you for fear of what might happen. Stuff is going to happen anyway, whether you do it or now. For your inaction will also reap unexpected consequences. You just haven’t been a part of it.

In Peace

Warren Redman

Author's Bio: 

Warren Redman trained in the UK as a psychotherapist, facilitator and coach and has developed his own unique style of Emotional Fitness Coaching. He is president of the Emotional Fitness Institute (formally the Centre for Inner Balancing), writing about, teaching and coaching people in Emotional Fitness. He is the author of fifteen books, including the Award-winning The 9 steps to Emotional Fitness, Achieving Personal Success and Recipes for Inner Peace.

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