A Sophisticate is Powerful

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"Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't" Margaret Thatcher 

When I used to think about what it means to be powerful images of someone who was muscular or had a large corner office in a corporation came to my mind.  Then one day all those images disappeared. One day I woke up and felt powerful. It was strange because the feeling of being powerful didn't match what I imagined powerful was supposed to look like. 

Unlike most emotions I've felt or experienced, the feeling of being powerful once felt, remained.  The feeling of being humbled or of humility, gave me time to learn and grow. Still, being humbled didn't make me feel less powerful it had the opposite effect. 

"Power is not about strength, it's about strength of heart. Power is not about wealth, but about wisdom. Power is not about being able to talk, it's about the decision not to talk. Power is not about what you have but who you are." Sophisticate in the Suburbs 

For a Sophisticate a feeling powerful comes down to a feeling inside of her. When a Sophisticate feels powerful there is a combination of feelings at play. The feelings of being powerful is a combination of ambition, passion, and love inside her heart. She is fearless and resilient. She also has acceptance of herself, flaws and all, that allows for humility. Finally, she has the wisdom to make the make the right choices and decisions based on what makes her feel happy.

A Sophisticate is powerful because she is confident. She loves and accepts herself. A Sophisticate is powerful because she is flawed and yet continues because she is resilient (A Sophisticate is Resilient

A Sophisticate succeeds despite her mistakes and flaws. She succeeds despite what she sees in the mirror.  When a Sophisticate looks in a mirror she doesn't say "What do I see?" she says "What do I reflect?"

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" Plato

Reflection is what is felt and seen in your heart.
Vision is a dream that is imagined or seen for the future.
Seeing is what your mind views as reality

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision" Helen Keller

Being powerful has nothing to do with what a Sophisticate has materially but what she has spiritually.  The power of a Sophisticate is not what sees with her eyes but what is felt with her heart. Her reflection in the mirror presents a story beyond what is seen with the human eye. A Sophisticate is powerful when she has a positive or confident reflection of herself.

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln 

When a Sophisticate feels powerful it's not because of  her material wealth. Her character is what is defined when she is given a lot of responsibility. When she has been given a lot of responsibility she reflects what isn't always distinguishable to the outside world. A Sophisticate reflects high moral character that includes integrity, wisdom, and the strength of her convictions.  

"The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is." J.K Rowling "Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone"

A Sophisticate doesn't see herself as she looks outside. When a Sophisticate looks in a mirror she reflects who she is on the inside. He reflection is who she is and what she presents to the outside world.  In the end, a Sophisticate is powerful not because she is physically strong or has a lot of material wealth but because she reflects strength of heart and wealth of character ;D