Love and Power

“One of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites—polar opposites—so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love….

What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and that 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.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


One comment

  1. Amanda

    Hey Helge,

    Good things to ponder.

    I was recently reminded of the story in Hindu mythology of Hanama saving Sita and his leaps from India to Sri Lanka, representing power that comes from devotion. Power without devotion is merely ego fueled by fear.

    Great blog and new site!
    Cheers ~

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