1). The questions in this chapter will help you see things about yourself that you may not have noticed before, or if you have noticed them, you have not given them much thought. Now that you are learning about external power and authentic power, they will be more meaningful to you. It is not wrong to pursue external power, but it is painful and the pursuit of external power creates destructive consequences. Becoming aware of external power allows you to decide moment by moment whether or not you want to pursue it.
2). The question and answer on pages 288-289 in Soul To Soul: Communications from the Heart (Free Press, NY, 2007) shows the differences between external power and authentic power in terms of material circumstances.