by Stephen Parato


August 1, 2013
from WakingTimes Website

Spanish version



Stephen Parato (aka Stevie P) is a holistic health & wellness advocate, philosopher, writer, and positivity connoisseur.

He is also the founder of Feeliní Good, Feeliní Great.








Donít externalize your inherent power. Stop giving your power away.


Thatís how people devolve from unique individuals to automatons.

  • From vibrant beings, to dull shadows

  • From freethinkers, to brainwashed sheeple

  • From healthy and passionate, to fat and apathetic

  • From fun-loving and imaginative, to just plain bland

These stark contrasts are becoming more and more apparent in todayís society.


There is something fundamentally wrong. We all know it deep down, but some choose to ignore it. Are we too hopelessly dependent on the system to even entertain these ideas?


WE NEED TO TAKE OUR POWER BACK. We need to realize what weíre truly capable of. It is our responsibility as human beings.


Not doing so is a blatant injustice to ourselves, our future, and the whole of existence.





Empower Yourself



Regarding knowledge

You donít need a degree, or letters after your name to think a certain way.


Give yourself permission to be thoroughly informed on any subject. The information is out there, take advantage of it. Have a burning desire to learn. The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you understand. The more you understand, the more you apply. The more you apply, the more power you have.


And the more power you have, the more you truly live. (Just use that power for good, ya dig?)


Where you get knowledge and information is important too. Do yourself a favor and turn off the TVs turn off the TV.


Donít let the mainstream media be your main source of information. A small, handful of companies own all of the media, and theyíve been proven wrong, biased, and caught lying way too much to trust any information (*cough* propaganda *cough*) they present.


Get your information from a variety of sources, and form your own conclusions. Trust your own intuition and judgment. Donít let anyone, or any institution, tell you how to think.


Again, arm yourself with knowledge and form your own conclusions.

"Different methods interpreted into different forms, from entirely different perceptions and seen from different norms"

Canibus (Poet Laureate II)

Everyone has their own unique spin on reality. Whatís yours?




Regarding health

Maximize what you have control of (your mind and body).


Experiment for yourself. If youíre not life-threateningly ill, you donít have to rely on doctors, scientists, and so-called gurus. Realize that you have the power and ability to find the results you want.


Hereís a perfect example regarding diet. You can read what all the experts say about whatís good for you and whatís not, but youíll never know until you experiment for yourself.


Say you want to know if dairy causes allergies for you. Remove dairy from your diet for a few weeks and keep everything else constant. Then reintroduce it and track your results.


Common sense, right?


But it seems like people forget about simple self-experimentation. Or does everyone just want to give up their power and be force-fed ideas from so-called "experts"?




Regarding physical fitness

See what your body is capable of. Push yourself. Express through movement. Use your body and notice how good it feels.


Build an intuitive feel with your own body. Itís yours, and you should know it best. Feel the mind-muscle connection. Recognize your bodyís uniqueness. Cherish your body, your vehicle in this reality. The only one you get.


Realize that your body is within your control. Recognize how empowering it is to change your body for the better. Losing fat, gaining muscle, getting stronger, reducing pain, building flexibility.


All of these are empowering not just on a physical level, but on every level of being. Feel your power.





Paradigm Shifts That Create Empowerment

How To Have An Empowered Mentality




Have faith in yourself. Have faith in God, the Universe, Consciousness, or whatever you want to call it.


Faith eliminates self-doubt. Faith crushes fear. Faith allows you to see that itís all good (baby baby), and trust your own judgment. Remember, the universe tends to unfold as it should.



Eliminate the word "canít" from your vocabulary

It seems obvious and repetitive, but eliminating limiting speech really works.

"The only limitations youíll ever have are those that you place upon yourself."

Yes, you do have the ability to make a difference. And this applies to EVERYTHING.

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."


You matter more than you think.


Think about this; can McDonaldís exist if no one buys from them?



No one is better than you (Or worse than you, for that matter)

Weíre all unique, yet equal.


Stop drooling over celebrities, actors, athletes, doctors, CEOís, politicians, TV personalities, religious figuresÖetc. Stop externalizing your power.


Take what is useful from people you admire, and use it as fuel to better yourself.

"Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is uniquely your own."

Bruce Lee

No thought or idea is inherently better or worse than others.


Theyíre just different. Donít be afraid to express YOUR opinion. Sheep life is no fun. Be a lion. Question everything. Donít blindly accept anything as ultimate truth. Draw your own conclusions.


Think about responsibility not as accountability, but as power. Put a positive spin on things and trust your intuition.


Why wouldnít you?




If youíre not going to do something about it, then who will?

This applies to both your life and humanity as a whole.


No one is going to read your mind and do everything for you. Well, unless you still live in your overprotective momís basement. YOU need to take action to get what you desire. And we must do the same as a collective race. We can no longer fall into this diffusion of responsibility.


If we keep playing hot potato with our problems, people will keep getting burned. Letís take our power back.


SoÖ What happens when you decide to take your power back:

YOU gain control of YOUR life.
You gain knowledge and wisdom at an accelerating rate. (Because thereís no more mental blocks and limiting beliefs)
You gain experience from taking action and experimenting.
You lead an action-based lifestyle.
You stop being a spectator.
You become a lot less likely to be manipulated.
You donít become a victim. The victim mentality creates the victim reality.
You develop genuine, unshakable confidence.
You give yourself permission to answer the questions you ask.
You uncover and express your brilliant uniqueness.
You truly live, instead of merely existing.
You give others permission to do the same.
You become the master of your fate. The creator of your reality.

Stay feeliní good, feeliní great.