More Macho Nouveaux
Tao of Yummi, Sutra 24, Microsutra 1/6
What are “macho nouveaux?” Current thoughts on old definitions of innate power and what it means to be ‘powerful’ today.
“Macho nouveaux” are referential to both men and women. Regardless of gender, you face opportunities to define what it means to hold power. Even if the playing field is not level, you must make a conscious decision about how to use what you have.
To hold power is to hold potential. This potential can actualize as creation that gives, extraction that takes or destruction that annihilates. One out of three of these adds value.
You can see the spectrum of power usage in the competition for political power, as male and female candidates, who aspire to lead, exercise innate power by fanning the fires of fear and anger — or kindling the flames of hope and purpose.
Fear exercises a gravitational force that carries people away from the moment, as they attach to concepts designed to arouse anxiety about losing what they have or missing out on what they might have. Ignorant of the current moment, fear leads to anger, which is destructive…of value and values, respect, compassion and love, both for one’s Self and others.
Hope implies faith in the Universe unfolding as it should. This faith enables you to release expectations and become mindful in the moment. Hope inspires purpose, which is creative…of value and values, respect, compassion and love, both for one’s Self and others. Actualize your potential in service of value creation. You can cast blame or cast your vote. It’s up to you.