|12-10-2010, 07:43 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Difference between Courage and Authority
I have confusion around two principle - Courage and Authority.
I believe I am good at Courage but lacking on Authority.
I have also observed that by being more and more courageous, I am reducing my level of authority.
Have any one observe this ? Whats your viewpoint here ?
What do you think is basic diffrence between courage and authority?
Is it that courage comes from heart and authority comes from mind?
|12-31-2010, 01:06 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I think Courage is a way of being, and Authority is a way of communicating.
At least, I think I'm using "Authority" the way you are -- that is, not like power over, such as "I'm calling the authorities on you!" or even "He is the authority on courage!" .... but rather, the quality that has people's listening to what you say be very invested and accepting, such that the conscious faculty (the "bodyguard" that evaluates and judges, and keeps things from going straight in to your belief system) is lowered when you speak -- they are more suggestible to what you have to say because they trust it.
So, to increase your Authority, you'd probably want to work on communicating in such a way that people trust you, are in rapport with you, and are inclined to believe what you say and believe that you have their best interest in mind. To me, that involves being as aligned as possible with truth, and actually having the best interest of others in mind. Not everyone agrees with that, though -- some people want and are able to develop authority while being wildly misaligned with truth and having very little interest at all in the well being of others. Which way you go depends on your values.
|12-31-2010, 05:20 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: on God's beautiful earth, in heaven :), & you?
1st. of all people I help guide know (being in my presence) that I have only their best-interest at heart. Intuitively, people can sense this, pretty quick. - This allows them to be comfortable, & trust me & the process just long enough, for them to experience the Happy & Healthy changes they want.
For example, when I worked with small children, (who medical-authorities had "trained" them into believing, that xyz-condition or disorder they would permanently suffer); but I knew better... - so as also another worker, but with Healing & Rejvenating beliefs & practices on board, they think of their own successes, & Helpers as being an authority. - In this sense, it's totally opposite
(from dis-empowering that happens, when people are told: "unfortunately, that's incurable; or
there is no chance; or it's hopeless; of the person is dying". All such are spoken by people who don't currently know better.)
But authority, is what someone grants you, by virtue of you blessing people, empowering them to REable themselves: be this anxiety/depression-FREE, cancer-FREE, diabetesing-FREE, heart diseasing-FREE, childbirth labor-FREE, pain-FREE. - People enjoying such outcomes will think of you as a trustworthy authority.
Does it take Courage, to swim outside the mainstream, & to fly like an eagle. - Yes, in some contexts it does.
Yet courageously it is also a blissful way to live
Last edited by sk8joyful; 12-31-2010 at 05:23 AM.
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