DOES POWER CORRUPT?

Is it power that corrupts or a lack of responsibility?  You may have heard the quote:  ‘Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you super add the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority.’ John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton.   This quote never sat easily with me.  Does it then imply that as a person's power increases, their moral sense diminishes?    When I observe my own life and experiences and look at our national and world leaders, be they religious, political, business, financial, health or…

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THE POWER OF THE OBSERVER

Do I amplify a problem when I observe and judge a situation? Does my judgement alter the outcome?   Say I am a bystander to an angry exchange between two people and I observe the exchange. If I make silent judgements upon the behaviour in front of me do I amplify the anger and therefore magnify and influence the outcome? I believe we absolutely do, much more than we realise. Which leads to my next question: am I then as culpable as those involved in the exchange by adding my invisible energetic fuel to the fire? For me…

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BALANCE

The world is in perfect balance.  We have light and dark, good and evil, kindness and cruelty, happiness and sadness, abundance and lack. The givers and the takers, day and night, sunrise and sunset. Its all in perfect balance.   I know what you’re thinking - how can I say that? Where is the balance when we look at what's on the news every night? The injustices we see and read about daily. Show me the balance! It’s understandable to question how we can we have balance when we have such ferocious wealth living side by side with…

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