This is a wonderful explaination of the confilicts that we have with one another. Even if you can’t see it, you can certainly FEEL it. Codependent relationships are a prime example of this competion for power getting out of control.
THE 4TH INSIGHT ~ THE STUGGLE FOR POWER
The 4th insight points out that for a long time, we humans have been unconsciously competing for the only part of this energy we have been open to; that part that flows between people. Conflict occurs when humans feel the need to control and dominate one another.
When we control another human, we absorb their energy, leading to a sense of gratification and motivation to continue the practice. We thus become ‘addicted’ to the feeling and will get progressively more demanding and out of control in our efforts to absorb ever more energy from our interactions with others.