True Power

Someone once said, “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back & observing everything with logic. True Power is Restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.”
This goes right along with James 1:19 “But let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.” As I have grown older and hopefully a bit wiser, I find this bears out well. When we suffer an emotional reaction to everything, we have said to us, we spend so much time either trying to defend ourselves or trying to stay angry that we waste precious time we can never get back.
I spent most of my life angry and it wore on my well-being, my psychic and my soul. Life is way to short to be angry over things that we cannot control or things we can fix. We allow others to control how we think and feel when we are constantly reacting to words spoken to us. If we just take time to breath it will pass. The end result will happen, and life does move on.
Life is way to short to always be on alert to other’s words and actions. It takes way too much energy to always engaging with an emotional reaction. In the end they are just a string of letters put together to form words that more times than not really have no meaning.
True power is restraint from any reaction true control is breathing and allowing it to pass.

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Yvonne Mason Sewell

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple

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