Love vs. Power

Most of my life, I struggled with the question of how to balance Power with Love.

How to be powerful yet kind, without giving away one’s power?

And then, one day I came across this great quote by MLK which helped frame the issue for me.

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

And recently, I was at a workshop with some very accomplished business leaders. One of them summarized the answer to the dilemma best for me.

“Love is my best friend and protector. Whenever I am in my heart, I will be OK.”

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