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Power vs. Force Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins
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“The only way to enhance one’s power in the world is by increasing one’s integrity, understanding, and capacity for compassion.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Facts are accumulated by effort, but truth reveals itself effortlessly.4”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs Force
“Power serves others, whereas force is self-serving. True statesmen serve the people;10 politicians exploit people to serve their own ambitions. Statesmen sacrifice themselves to serve others; politicians sacrifice others to serve themselves.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Why is true success so relatively effortless? It might be likened to the magnetic field created by an electric current running through a wire. The higher the power of the current, the greater the magnetic field that it generates. And the magnetic field itself then influences everything in its presence. There are very few at the top. The world of the mediocre, however, is one of intense competition, and the bottom of the pyramid is crowded. Charismatic winners are sought out; losers have to strive to be accepted. People who are loving, kind, and thoughtful of others have more friends than they can count; success in every area of life is a reflex to those who are aligned with successful patterns. And the capacity to be able to discern the difference between the strong patterns of success and the weak patterns leading to failure is now available to each of us.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force
“Love as depicted in the mass media is not what this level implies. On the contrary, what the world generally refers to as love is an intense emotionality combining physical attraction, possessiveness, control, addiction, eroticism, and novelty. It is usually evanescent and fluctuating, waxing and waning with varying conditions. When frustrated, this emotion often reveals an underlying anger and dependency that it had masked. That love can turn to hate is a common concept, but what is being spoken about rather than love is an addictive sentimentality and attachment. Hate stems from Pride, not Love.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force
“the body can discern, to the finest degree, the difference between that which is supportive of life and that which is not.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“The skillful are not obvious
They appear to be simple-minded
Those who know this know the patterns
of the Absolute
To know the patterns is the Subtle Power
The Subtle Power moves all things and
has no name.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“We change the world not by what we say or do but as a consequence of what we have become.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Man thinks he lives by virtue of the forces he can control, but in fact, he is governed by power from unrevealed sources, power over which he has no control. Because power is effortless, it goes unseen and unsuspected. Force is experienced through the senses; power can be recognized only through inner awareness.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“All of us have available at all times a computer far more advanced than the most elaborate artificial intelligence machine—the human mind itself.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“What the addict is seeking is not to be ashamed of. The whole spiritual world wants to reach that blissful state of consciousness. Change your technique, not your aspiration. The state doesn’t have to be sought; it is always within us.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Totalitarian systems are notably devoid of humor at every level. Laughter, which brings acceptance and freedom, is a threat to their rule through force and intimidation. It is hard to oppress people who have a good sense of humor. Beware the humorless, whether in a person, institution, or belief system; it is always accompanied by an impulse to control and dominate, even if its proclaimed objective is to create prosperity or peace.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force
“Reason is the mirror of the mind’s vanity; ultimately, there are few things more boring to observe than self-admiration. Rationality, the great liberator that has freed us from the demands of our lower natures, is also a stern warden, denying our escape to the planes above and beyond intellect.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“A menudo, solo estamos dispuestos a cambiar cuando tocamos fondo, cuando llegamos al final de un curso de acción y contemplamos la derrota de un sistema de creencias fútil. La luz no puede entrar en una caja cerrada; el lado positivo de una catástrofe puede ser que nos abramos a un nivel superior de conciencia. Si vemos la vida como un maestro, se convierte exactamente en eso. Pero, a menos que seamos humildes y transformemos las lecciones en puertas hacia el crecimiento y el desarrollo, las dolorosas lecciones de vida que nos damos a nosotros mismos se desperdician.”
David R. Hawkins, El poder frente a la fuerza
“All of life is revealed to be a pulsating symphony of interplaying energies: “The mutual dependence and interpenetration of all things is observable as one leaves duality. Oneness is central to all of”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“love is more powerful than hatred; truth sets us free; forgiveness liberates both sides; unconditional love heals; courage empowers; and the essence of Divinity/Reality is peace.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Because the experience of time stops, there is no apprehension or regret, no pain or anticipation; the source of joy is unending and ever present. With no beginning or ending, there is no loss or grief or desire. Nothing needs to be done; everything is already perfect and complete”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Living things all react to what is life-supportive and what is not; this is the fundamental mechanism of survival. Inherent in all life forms is the capacity to detect change and react correctively—thus, trees become smaller at higher elevations as the oxygen in the atmosphere becomes scarcer. Human protoplasm is far more sensitive than that of a tree.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“If top performer are imbued with the belief that their excellence isn’t a personal accomplishment, but a gift belonging to all of mankind as a demonstration of man’s potential, they’ll go strong and remain so through any event.
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We celebrate the champion because we recognize that he has overcome personal ambition through sacrifice and dedication to higher principles.
The great become legendary when they teach by example. It isn’t what they have, nor what they do, but what they have become that inspires all of mankind, and that’s what we honor in them.
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The Olympic spirit resides within the hearth of every man and woman. Great athletes can, by example, awaken awareness of that principle in all people.
These heroes and their spokesmen have a potentially powerful influence on all of mankind, literally the power to lift the world on their shoulders. The nurturing of excellence and recognition of its value is the responsibility of all men, because the quest for excellence in any area of human endeavor inspires us all toward the actualization of every form of man’s yet unrealized greatness.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force
“chaos theory,”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“If, as has been said, man learned to lie an hour after he learned to talk, then a phenomenon such as the one we’re discussing would be the genesis of the most fundamental change in human knowledge since the beginning of society; the transformations it would wreak—in fields from communications to ethics, in our most basic concepts, in every detail of daily existence—would be so profound that it is difficult to even conceive what life would be like in a subsequent new era of truth. The world as we know it would be irrevocably changed, right down to its very roots.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Exceptional subjective experiences of truth, which are the province of the mystic who affects all mankind by sending forth spiritual energy into the collective consciousness, are not understandable by the majority of mankind and are therefore of limited meaning except to other spiritual seekers. This led to an effort to be ordinary, because just being ordinary in itself is an expression of Divinity; the truth of one’s real self can be discovered through the pathway of everyday life. To live with care and kindness is all that is necessary. The rest reveals itself in due time. The commonplace and God are not distinct.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“critical point analysis.11 (Critical point analysis is a technique derived from the fact that in any highly complex system there is a specific, critical point at which the smallest input will result in the greatest change. For instance, the great gears of a windmill can be halted by lightly touching the right escape mechanism, and it is possible to paralyze a giant locomotive if you know exactly where to put your finger.)”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Be kind and forgiving to everything and everyone, including yourself, at all times without exception.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“The state of Enlightenment is totally complete in its bliss, such that one would never leave it except to share the gift that was given out of a total surrender of love to God and to one’s fellow human beings. That Dr. Hawkins would re-enter the world of logic and language in order to share a “map” with us so that we might also complete our destiny speaks volumes of his selfless love for humanity.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“in language that is “realized” and inspirational to all walks of life — religious and non-religious, all races, all ages, all nationalities, all personal backgrounds. The”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Ours is a society that idealizes the pleasureless (hard work, stoicism, self-sacrifice, restraint) and tends to condemn pleasure in most of its simpler forms, frequently even declaring them to be illegal.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“El hombre cree que vive en virtud de las fuerzas que puede controlar, pero de hecho, es gobernado por el poder de fuentes no reveladas, poder sobre el cual no tiene control.”
David R. Hawkins, El Poder Contra La Fuerza
“The mutual dependence and interpenetration of all things is observable as one leaves duality. Oneness is central to all of the major religions and spiritual systems as the ultimate reality underlying and within all forms.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition
“Out of defeat comes victory; out of failure, success; and out of humbling, true self-esteem.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, author's Official Revised Edition

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