Before we begin, let me ask you a simple question: what do Superman, Spiderman, Batman, the X-men, and the Incredible Hulk have in common? See, it’s easy, right? Yes, they all have supernatural powers – special abilities that make them supreme, invincible and indestructible, and which cause them to be ...
Before we begin, let me ask you a simple question: what do Superman,
Spiderman, Batman, the X-men, and the Incredible Hulk have in common? See, it’s
easy, right? Yes, they all have supernatural powers – special abilities that make them
supreme, invincible and indestructible, and which cause them to be recognized as
superheroes. They use these special powers to do good things to people and defeat
evil entities. But, unfortunately, they are not real. They are only works of man’s
creative imagination. They don’t exist in the real world. That’s why, unlike in comic
books and movies, when our city is in trouble, there is no superhero to call to save the
day. It really seems to be too good to be true, isn’t it?
Now, let us try to add another one in the list; this time, a real person, say you,
me, your teacher, my next-door neighbor, or simply anyone who exists in this world.
The list would now be like this: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, the X-men, the
Incredible Hulk, and you. Again, same question: What could be the common factor
among those in the list? Remember, it includes you now. So before answering, you
might ask another question first.
Is there really something we all possess?
there is. Even changing the last entry to me, your teacher, my next-door neighbor, or
whoever real person you may think of, still there will always be something common
between a superhero and a real person like you and me, and that is power.
Ever envied a superhero for having supernatural powers? I think we all have.
Just imagine how cool and fascinating it would be to become invisible even for just a
minute or two, to fly across mountains and seas, to climb tall buildings and walls, to
create fire or ice depending on what the situation needs, or to simply have that special
physical strength to be able to do things that normal people can’t do. But are these
kinds of power only necessary to make us superior over others? As real people in the
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real world, we can never possess any of these supernatural physical powers. What we
have is the power to mold our personality, to shape our future, to create our destiny,
and to determine who and what we are – a power greater than any other supernatural
powers, a power that builds reality and not mere imagination, a power which everyone
possesses and can make him a hero in his own ways. This is the power of the mind.
Funny how we tend to be so addicted in looking outside ourselves that we
have almost totally lost access to our inner being. We are so afraid to look inward
because we might not be happy with what we could see. We make our lives so hectic
that we eliminate the slightest risk of looking into ourselves. Therefore, we settle on
observing things outside of our own. We make comparisons, judgments, and
evaluations which only lead us in concluding and, worse, accepting the fact that we
are inferior among others.
What we don’t know is that we have the power to reverse what the outside
world makes us believe in. If it says that we are wrong, we have the power to make us
right. If it says we are losers, we have the power to be winners. If it says we are non-
existent, we have the power to make everyone see that we are alive and surviving.
And that is how the power of our mind works – making us more supreme, invincible,
and indestructible than any other superhero is.
If the world says you can’t, say “I can. Therefore, I will.”