They say you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.
Well, I’m not sure how it’s happening, but today I can clearly see that Human Willpower is really a weak, pathetic thing. It tries to exert control over the world through its suffering, through its screaming, its anger, its jealousy… all absurdly unattractive and non-functional games that somehow have managed to convince us that we control the entire universe by banging our fists.
Well, I might be able to bend someone to my will once or twice, but in the end it’s not practical. I will only harvest resentment and rebellion. What I need to be able to do is inspire them, and that takes a higher kind of willpower.
Dr. David R. Hawkins has written about this in his monumental book, Power vs. Force. At lower levels of consciousness you have to use force to get what you want (or manipulation), while at higher levels you can simply inspire others with your magnetism.
In comparison to the tiny worm of human willpower, the willpower that awaits us at higher levels is like a huge steamroller. Those old worm cries will hardly be heard above the colossal din.