Collective Breath – 9/6/20

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Week of Sunday, September 6th, 2020

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According to Sunpower UK…

In an AC circuit, true power is the actual power consumed by the equipment to do useful work. It is distinguished from apparent power by eliminating the reactive power component that may be present. The true power is measured in watts and signifies the power drawn by the circuit’s resistance to do useful work.

Are we more than circuits?

That’s what’s up for discussion and creative interpretation this week – ‘True Power’

A transcript of this segment and each subsequent session will be posted (for anyone interested) at which is my main outlet for personal poetry and photography: Sideways Eight Projects.

Hello fantastic people! My name is Jesse James Ziegler. I am the current Poet in Residence for the Bruka Theatre of the Sierra in Reno, Nevada. I am an active poet, special event MC, principle photographer, special event series host, and now weekly wellness writing workshop host in collaboration with Spoken Views Collective of which I am also a Board Member.

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

This week’s Prompt : respond to the two word phrase ‘True Power’

Neel Burton M.D.

Hide and Seek

12 Laws of True Power

Power is control, control is tranquillity, tranquillity is happiness.

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Posted May 13, 2012

1. Read lots of books. You won’t know anything otherwise. Knowledge is power.

2. Start writing, even if it is just letters or a diary. Writing forces you to uncover and complete your thoughts. It also exercises your judgement and sharpens your sense of justice.

3. Only ever act out of love. If you do what you love, it’ll feel like fun and never like work. And you’ll be very good at it.

4. Never worry about what people think. If you worry about what people think, you’ll end up thinking and being just like them

5. At the same time, always seek plenty of advice, but only from people whom you admire or seek to emulate. Best of all, seek advice from great works of literature and philosophy.

6. Cultivate courage and self-confidence, which are the products of achievement, and which lead to even greater achievement.

7. Conversely, root out all cowardice, which is a magnet for worry and bad luck.

8. Be very sensitive to your feelings and intuitions, particularly those that are recurring or long lasting. They are your unconscious made conscious. And they are almost always right.

9. But beware of your emotions (and be able to distinguish between feelings and emotions). This is particularly true of anger, which, like fear, is as destabilizing and damaging as it is misguided and superfluous.

10. If someone truly deserves your anger, just ignore him. Write him off. Bury him in the dust of his own insignificance. Happiness is the best and most complete revenge.

11. Don’t let people read your mind or understand you. Behave like a mystery wrapped in an enigma. If people can’t figure you out, they will be fascinated by you.

12. As well as cultivating fear, it can be a good idea to cultivate love. Always be very good to people, particularly when doing so is pleasant or indifferent.

Are we more than minds?

I want for this podcast style personal portion to contain information about famous writers and their quotes as well as, futuristically speaking, local guests to this program who help everyone involved gain a diversity of perspective and positively impact our individual process.

Quote(s) of the Week:(6)

“In order to communicate powerfully, we need congruency in our words, body, and voice.”

Congruency: The True Power Of Body Language From Minutes by Richard Newman

October 17, 2019

“Power, true power, comes from the belief in true things, and the willingness to stand behind that belief, even if the universe itself conspires to thwart your plans. Chaos may settle; flames may die; worlds may rise and fall. But true things will remain so, and will never fail to guide you to your goals.”

~ James A. Owen

“True Power is within, and it is available now.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“True power is not in trying to gain power; true power is in becoming power. But how to become power? It requires an attempt to make a definite change in oneself, and that change is a kind of struggle with one’s false self.”

~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

~ Laozi

“True power does not amass through the pain and suffering of others.”

~ Joy Harjo

I’m hoping this sharing and vulnerability I’m demonstrating will encourage others who love creative writing as well to open up, by sharing from their innermost, related to the topic provided. I’m hoping we all gain perspective, compassion, hope, and discipline through such organized sharing.

Piece or Pieces of the Week: (2)

To dare the cosmos

Ten Fingers

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: Respond to the question: What would you save first?

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

That’s it for my personal portion. If this is where you get off this train of thought, because you checked in to listen, thank you for tuning in and absorbing. I appreciate your time and consideration. If you are here for the Weekly Wellness Writing Workshop group portion via Zoom Meeting, please transition to that application now using the link provided in the ‘Collective Breath’ Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page.

Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep doing. Keep loving and creating. Keep each other safe and sound. Keep it real, and keep the faith. I love you. Goodbye for now.






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