True power has nothing to do with externals. True power is to live in a way where the world of phenomena and sense perception no longer determines our state of mind, how we feel, and how we treat other individuals. When we set the intention ahead of time that today, no matter what, we are going to be at peace; that today, no matter what, we are going to be loving, kind, and generous; that today we are going to allow joy to be the order of our being, when we set these intentions ahead of time, we are stepping into true power. Then when we find ourselves confronted with apparent negativity, we are no longer drawn into a robotic reactive pattern, but instead are able to respond from a place of spiritual empowerment. We are able to remain loving and kind independent of circumstances. So today, set your intentions ahead of time. Choose what qualities you will express today. Commit to them. And then watch as your experience is transformed.