Healing psychiatrist, David R Hawkins explains human psychology using chaos theory, nonlinear physics dynamics and particle physicals. He focuses on how to understand the decisions humans make to help readers better navigate the world. He explains human consciousness, free will within the matrix of our reality and the forces outside of human control. Anyone looking to be humbled, fascinated by the human mind will be fascinated by the truths within this book.
My key Takeaways from “Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior" by David R. Hawkins
Takeaway #1 Force Is Not Power
We have been conditioned to think that force is power I.e. by controlling others but force is a false material level that always has to be backed up by a reason. True power comes from the spirit and is attained through personal development and spiritual practices.
Takeaway #2 Force Is Needed
Force is necessary, in small doses, because you cannot get power without first using some force. Force creates the momentum – just think about this, to be brave, you first need to be scared and to be powerful, you first need to feel powerless... It takes force to create a change. But only a little of it is needed, once force has done the legwork, momentum takes over and once power has been achieved force crumbles.
Takeaway #3 Finding Your Energetic Frequency
Are you operating from a state of force or power? Based on his research into kinesiological measuring of consciousness, David Hawkins shows us that our energetic frequency levels of consciousness pertain to a variety of emotions and these emotions all depend on the amount of truth. Force is re-active and below the level of courage, it arises when we feel shame, fear, anger, and pride. Power is above the level of courage and is pro-active, it comes when we operate from a higher consciousness of love and live with courage, will, and reason.
If you find yourself operating from force more often than power don't worry, you can make positive changes in moving towards your true potential simply by leaving the feelings of blame, hate, and anxiety behind and instead switching to affirmation, optimism, and trust one step at a time.
Through David Hawkins' study of kinesiology, you'll learn how to use muscle testing to determine a truth or a falsehood by asking a yes or no question. This can be done time and time again to make you spiritually sound, healthy, and strong so that you're being true to yourself, acting from true power and not living by force through your ego.
My Favorite Quotes from Power Vs Force
"Facts are accumulated by effort, but truth reveals itself effortlessly."
"We change the world not by what we say or do but as a consequence of what we have become... The great become legendary when they teach by example. It isn’t what they have, nor what they do, but what they have become that inspires all of mankind."
"...the experience of time stops, there is no apprehension or regret, no pain or anticipation; the source of joy is unending and ever present. With no beginning or ending, there is no loss or grief or desire. Nothing needs to be done; everything is already perfect and complete"
"Power serves others, whereas force is self-serving. True statesmen serve the people; politicians exploit people to serve their own ambitions. Statesmen sacrifice themselves to serve others; politicians sacrifice others to serve themselves."
"Charismatic winners are sought out; losers have to strive to be accepted. People who are loving, kind, and thoughtful of others have more friends than they can count; success in every area of life is a reflex to those who are aligned with successful patterns. And the capacity to be able to discern the difference between the strong patterns of success and the weak patterns leading to failure is now available to each of us."
"Love as depicted in the mass media is not what this level implies. On the contrary, what the world generally refers to as love is an intense emotionality combining physical attraction, possessiveness, control, addiction, eroticism, and novelty. It is usually evanescent and fluctuating, waxing and waning with varying conditions. When frustrated, this emotion often reveals an underlying anger and dependency that it had masked. That love can turn to hate is a common concept, but what is being spoken about rather than love is an addictive sentimentality and attachment. Hate stems from Pride, not Love."
"the body can discern, to the finest degree, the difference between that which is supportive of life and that which is not."
"Beware the humorless, whether in a person, institution, or belief system; it is always accompanied by an impulse to control and dominate, even if its proclaimed objective is to create prosperity or peace."
"Man thinks he lives by virtue of the forces he can control, but in fact, he is governed by power from unrevealed sources, power over which he has no control. Because power is effortless, it goes unseen and unsuspected. Force is experienced through the senses; power can be recognized only through inner awareness."
"The whole spiritual world wants to reach that blissful state of consciousness. Change your technique, not your aspiration. The state doesn’t have to be sought; it is always within us."
"love is more powerful than hatred; truth sets us free; forgiveness liberates both sides; unconditional love heals; courage empowers; and the essence of Divinity/Reality is peace."
― David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force