Love and power.

2 years, 7 months ago

i read this quote earlier and it kinda made me confuised, so i wonder what you guys think about it. “when the power of love is stronger than the love for power, the world will find peace” but the problem is that we are powerfull and we love our own power and our self. so the world can never find peace.

September 3, 2012 at 7:22 am

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Profile photo of octospider octospider (@octospider) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

You’ve misunderstood the quote. It means when love becomes greater than power, when power is not the main focus, but rather love.

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Profile photo of Sarcastic Roach Sarcastic Roach (@sarcasticroach) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

The “love” in the quote can only mean the love for another soul. Power is a state of being, it’s foolish to love that which cannot return the same love.

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@sarcasticroach, Actually, love is a state of being. To love without expecting something in return is power. :)

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Profile photo of Aline Aline (@aleen) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

I think the power in the quote is the power above people when someone want to dominate another. Like in our society with our government and the rich who have the power on the poors…

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

Love and power is one. Love makes you powerful, true power makes you loving. Because love and power are really one, you can’t have one without the other.

“Love, love, love… THAT is the soul of genius” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Weakness is just a lack of love for this game we call reality.

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Profile photo of Jeslyn Jeslyn (@jeslyntweedie) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@manimal,

When you say true power…well, what about destructive power fueled by anything not-love.?

Or fueled by love of only the self and not others.

And even that view is highly interchangeable between ideals.

Power is, well, powerful. And power that doesn’t fall under the definition of your ‘true power’ has potential to be more powerful than power rooted in love of all and everything, Or even “love for this game we call reality.”

That’s what the OP means I think.

@reinert,

So basically you’re confused because you’re wondering when humans are going to stop being so fucking dumb as a collective.

And that answer is…well. Yea, this website and ones like it are a start.

Starting to think about these things is good. It’s love actually–when you start thinking about things greater than yourself. ‘Higher purpose’ shit. And it is powerful.

But there ARE different forms of power. And we DO need to shift more to a reality where power and love of everything and all things are more in line. The word power has like 500 different meanings. That’s a complete over-exaggeration, but you know what I mean.

Like @beyond says: “To love without expecting something in return is power”

To stop being confused–un-confuse others!

Haha. :)

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Profile photo of zowie zowie (@zowie) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

if you go searching for love you’ll only desire more and more of it, but if you actually love unconditionally then you will find peace.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

“When you say true power…well, what about destructive power fueled by anything not-love.?” @jeslyntweedie

I said true power.

“Or fueled by love of only the self and not others.” @jeslyntweedie

That’s not actually love, actual love has no target, if it has a target it aint really love.

Power is, well, powerful. And power that doesn’t fall under the definition of your ‘true power’ has potential to be more powerful than power rooted in love of all and everything, Or even “love for this game we call reality.” @jeslyntweedie

It really doesn’t have that potential. That’s not just some philosophical feel-good esoteric statement, but observation.

Going with the flow of love is the most empowering path known to man.

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Profile photo of Jeslyn Jeslyn (@jeslyntweedie) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@manimal,

“Going with the flow of love is the most empowering path known to man.”

And this was the definition of true power that I wanted, I can understand this easily–with no questions needed to clarify.

Except I would replace ‘man’ with ‘human beings’.

;)

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@jeslyntweedie, I know, “known to man” just sounds more artsy.

Just like “going with the flow of love” sounds artsy, though I could use other terms such as “Having the divine mother’s support” or “Being God’s protégé” which also sound more fancy, but I find them a bit outdated and prone to being misinterpreted.

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