by Courtney Schwarten
I was recently in an interesting conversation about naming one of our programs – should we really call our program "Power Boot Camp"?
Power is a seriously evocative word.
You probably have your own reactions and responses just by reading the word Power.
Do you move towards it, or away from it?
As the discussion of naming continued, we uncovered an interpretation of the word that is very common in the USA - equating Power with dominance, with power over, and a certain quality of strength.
Our program takes a different point of view, drawing on the original meaning of the word Power, as it has been used for centuries in China, Buddhist traditions and … even an example from today in the French word “pouvoir”.
To be able.
To be able to choose how I will respond.
To be able to influence.
To be able to respond spontaneously to what comes my way unexpectedly.
Choice, influence and spontaneity.
Related to an "inner" energy or strength that comes from being connected to Nature and having access to your inherent capacities to be stable, supported and able to move through life and space.
What would be the impact if you could draw out the flavor of power that you need in the moment?
I don't know about you, but I like this idea and all it holds.
And I’ll be adding muscles to this thinking at our Power Boot Camp this fall.
Care to join me?