Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 35 comments

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“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

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Steven Smith October 19, 2008 at 2:57 am

Jimi was a good man. It’s quite a spectacular photo too. I’d love a pic of Jimi there, though.

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monica October 19, 2008 at 5:42 am

Excellent quote and a good thought for Sunday. I was just thinking about Jimi Hendrix yesterday… this is another quote of his I like: “When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.”


CG Walters October 19, 2008 at 7:14 am

Thank you, Lance.
Now that I have had my morning quote….I can move into my day.
—-I have a bit of an addiction of such quotes–short, precise, insightful (stirs the mind to its own truth beyond the initial words)
blessings to you and your dear ones, Lance,

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bobbi October 19, 2008 at 8:07 am

That Jimmy had some good lyrics! Thanks for the encouragement about my Tri today:)

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Oktober Five October 19, 2008 at 8:23 am

I clocked in at 5 seconds for this one, which included looking at the picture. However, that doesn’t include the time I took thinking about the meaning, which is really the important part. As CG Walters says so well, it’s precise and “stirs the mind to its own truth beyond the initial words.

Thanks for sharing.


Scale Junkie October 19, 2008 at 8:31 am

fabulous photo, I could get lost in those clouds

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Julie October 19, 2008 at 9:36 am

‘Morning, Lance. What a beautiful quote! Many people tend to think of some form of authority figure more removed from themselves, maybe even government, when presented with this one. When we think in broader terms, though, we find it holds equally true in our personal relationships. When we stop trying to be top dog in any way (having the last word just for the sake of it, not letting go in an argument, insisting on our way…), when we just graciously let go and let our love wash over us, all is smooth and wonderful. I love this quote. What a WONDERFUL way to start the day. Thank you!

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Writer Dad October 19, 2008 at 9:51 am

I did not expect that to be a Hendrix quote. Very cool, and happy Sunday!

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Sagan October 19, 2008 at 10:36 am

The struggle of which one is stronger! Hmmm…

great quote and thought provoking:)


BC Doan October 19, 2008 at 10:59 am

Beautiful quote for Sunday, and I also like the image!


Cath Lawson October 19, 2008 at 11:00 am

Hi Lance – another brilliant quote I hadn’t heard. Wouldn’t it be fab if it came true?


Evelyn Lim October 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

Love the quote. I’ve not heard of it before. It’s a great one that you’ve shared! Thanks for the thought!

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Mark Salinas October 19, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Thanks for the quote….who would have thunk it? 🙂


Maya October 19, 2008 at 1:40 pm

What a coincidence … Last night we me up with friends and enjoyed our LP collection for a few hours – Floyd, Hendrix, Beatles and the Doors …

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Jean Browman--Transforming Stress October 19, 2008 at 1:59 pm

That reminds me of a quote by Pierro Ferrucci: What this world needs is that the loving people become more powerful and the powerful become more loving.

Amen to that.

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Davina October 19, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Hi Lance. Where do you find these quotes? This was right on. I believe anything’s possible.

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Marelisa October 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Aren’t people’s priorities just completely skewed? Although I think at the end of the day if people were to analyze why they want power it’s probably because they think that will get them love.


Laurie October 19, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Nice quote Lance. Many people believe that love is some uncontrollable, squishy feeling they get. But the power of love is that love is a choice and can be shared to empower others.


meleah rebeccah October 19, 2008 at 7:19 pm

I love Jimi Hendrix. What a terrific quote.

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Stacey Shipman October 19, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Like Writer Dad, I wouldn’t have expected that either. Although I agree – just don’t tell my husband, a huge Hendrix fan!

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Stacey / Create a Balance October 19, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Thanks for my calming Sunday night moment filled with jungle of life’s thought for the day.

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Bamboo Forest October 19, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Interesting quote. Can’t really say I can add to it. What makes the quote even more interesting, is the unique individual who made it.

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Shamelle- TheEnhanceLife October 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm

I haven’t Jimi Hendrix’s quotes before… even though I am a big quote fan.. Anyway. I will be checking for more quotes from Jimi.

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Lance October 20, 2008 at 12:13 am

@Steven – It’s a great quote by a very fine musician!

@Monica – That is another great Hendrix quote – I haven’t heard of it before, and I like it! Another good one to remember – thanks for sharing it here!

@CG – I really like doing these Sunday quotes – they are short, but yet make you really think about what is being said. Very wise, these are…

@Bobbi – Hope the tri went well!

@Oktober Five – Five seconds, impressively fast! And you’re right, it’s what you do after you’ve read it that really counts…

@Scale Junkie – I really liked the photo as well, and found it just to be very peaceful…

@Julie – Very well said, it really is about us individually and how we look at life – whether it’s through wanting more power or more love. And that can make all the difference in getting us to a peaceful place.

@Writer Dad – Yes, I was surprised too, and agree it is very, very cool! He was more than just a musician…

@Sagan – It IS a struggle for many – because it’s hard to give up power. And yet, when we do, and accept love as the answer, good things come…

@BC Doan – Thanks, glad you liked it!

@Cath – Yes, that would be fabulous if Jimi’s words came true. The world would indeed know peace.

@Evelyn – I’m glad you liked it!

@Mark – Yes, that one was a surprise from who said it – who would’ve thunk it!

@Maya – That’s a great group of musicians you listened to. I listened to some Pink Floyd today myself…

@Jean – Thanks for sharing that quote, it is very similar to this one by Hendrix. Either one, when you really look at what is being said – they say so much.

@Davina – Should I reveal my sources??? Really, it’s just a bunch of searching and digging for a particular topic that I choose. I believe it’s possible too…

@Marelisa – Thanks for sharing that perspective – it makes so much sense. We want power, so that we can get love….when we should really start by wanting love, and that will be powerful in itself at the end…

@Laurie – Love is a choice, yes. And even more, to your second point, love can be shared – that is the beauty of love, in the sharing of it. And that’s an important point to remember.

@Meleah – Glad to hear you liked it (and him)!

@Stacey Shipman – Sometimes we are surprised by what people say…and don’t worry, your secret’s safe with me.

@Stacey/Create A Balance – Your welcome!

@Bamboo Forest – Yes, the person who said this (Mr. Jimi Hendrix) really adds to this quote.

@Shamelle – Check it out, already there was another fine quote from Hendrix shared in the comments — from Monica.


Barbara Swafford October 20, 2008 at 2:33 am

Hi Lance – Great quote. Now if all of the politicians of the world could figure that out we would have peace.

Timely quote.

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Tom Volkar / Delightful Work October 20, 2008 at 9:45 am

Lance at least for you and your readers I’d say that quote has already manifested. Mountains are moving right now!

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Annette October 20, 2008 at 2:03 pm

love the quote! We all need to spread some love around 😉

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Cricket October 20, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Oh, I love this quote by Jimi. I have never heard this before. Love can be defined in so many different ways by so many different people but yet, it is all felt the same.

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chris October 20, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Why is it that wise men usually go before their time? Perhaps, like their ideas, they too are fleeting.

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Robin October 21, 2008 at 1:45 am

Beautiful quote and beautiful photo – thanks Lance!

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Kelly@SHE-POWER October 21, 2008 at 4:03 am

Jimi – what a legend. I hadn’t heard this before, but it’s very wise and just makes me more of a Hendrix fan.



rebecca October 21, 2008 at 2:19 pm


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Lance October 21, 2008 at 3:03 pm

@Barbara – Ha, I hadn’t thought of the whole political angle to this, but very true!!

@Tom – Thanks! I, too, find the readers and commenters here to be a very empowered group of people – committed to making their life all it can be! You guys are all the greatest!

@Annette – Yes, let’s all spread a little extra love this week…

@Cricket – Yes, love, no matter how it is expressed – is felt by others just as it is – love…

@Chris – Interesting thought to ponder…fleeting, yes, these thoughts can be…just like those who’ve said them.

@Robin – Your welcome!

@Kelly – Me too. I wouldn’t have guessed him saying this, but it is really very profound.

@Rebecca – Amen…


Jenny October 22, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Great quote! A bit surprising who it was from but at the same time not surprising! I believe the quote to be truer than people even realize.

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Lance October 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Jenny, I agree – there is so much truth in these words…now, how to put these words into action…


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