Powerless is Powerful

Gratitude List 25/11/2018

As I sit on a delayed plane, trying to remain serene, it seems very appropriate for me to write about powerlessness. Before recovery, the very thought of being powerless over something didn’t really occur to me. Since working the program I’ve learnt so much, it’s no wonder it’s important admission lies within the very first step.

Today I am grateful for everything I have learnt about powerlessness.

– Although my actions and behaviors may have a bearing through the laws of attraction, I am simply powerless over people, places and things.

– There are many things I have no power over, no matter what I think or how hard I try.

– When I have tried to enforce my unwanted and not required power it has had little to zero success and nearly every time made things worse.

– Admitting I’m powerless over people has naturally meant I am less controlling and less coercive.

– Witnessing someone who is trying to enforce power when they are powerless is something I can relate but also something I don’t want to experience.

– There are many, many things more powerful than me. Whether physically, mentally or spiritually.

– Being powerless over something is not a weakness. It is a humble and courageous admission.

– A realisation of powerlessness was and is necessary for me to want help.

– Not accepting powerlessness can be a very harmful experience for all involved (including myself) and sometimes without me even realising it.

– There are a number of things about my own mind and my own body that I am powerless over.

– Ironically, admitting my powerlessness was the vital first step in becoming empowered. Anyone who believes in a greater power than themselves will be able to relate to this.

– ‘Don’t you know who I am?!’ Yes… a being, like the billions of others.


Barcelona, Spain.

Author: gratitude4gratitude

A relative newbie to gratitude. Starting each day with a gratitude list sets me up for the day. This small effort starts a domino effect of positive action and subsequent serenity.

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