Embody Light & Love

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As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

How do you respond to animosity? Even with the best intentions, you can still encounter hostility—the relative who is critical, the colleague vying for your job, the authority figure who is abusive, or the person who is downright vicious. If you perceive you are being attacked, you may get a temporary sense of satisfaction by lashing back. Instead, embody light and love. If someone is antagonizing you, don’t engage. Take a breath and ask yourself, “How can I respond with compassion?” If you experience real injustice, speak up and then let go. Holding hate will harm you. It can distract you from your purpose and literally drain your energy causing headaches, increased blood pressure and reduced immunity inviting in disease. Understand that hate is not innate; it is a learned emotion. The person showing acrimony has his or her own, often inherited, battles to fight. Send good vibrations to the situation. Tolerance and loving-kindness may take practice, but in the end we all win.

Until next time, remember–it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!

With Purpose & Power,


Written and designed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Read more Dose of Power Living. For information on syndication email info@power-living.com.

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The Three Commitments


Sometimes the weight of life can seem heavy. You can either be crushed by it or learn how to carry the load. In the fall of 2016, I was traveling non-stop for my work with yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch. At now almost 100 years old, she shows us how to live with vitality regardless of age. Dancing Light, the book we co-wrote (along with my mom Janie Sykes-Kennedy) won ten awards, and then Tao and I were featured in Athleta’s Power of She campaign. It’s been an exciting time. However, I’ve been experiencing a very strange dichotomy. In between amplifying Tao’s light, I have been fighting extreme darkness in the sunny state of Florida.

Unfold Your Own Myth


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Unfold Your Own Myth – As Rumi said, “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

Take a Leap and Believe


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Take a Leap and Believe – As Sarah Ban Breathnach said, “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.”

Remember Who You Are


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Remember Who You Are – As Dr. Seuss said, “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”

Have New Eyes


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Have New Eyes – As Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

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