Power Truthยฎby Amy-Noelle Shih Stepping

Are you aware of how much power you have?

I remember having a panic attack giving a televised speech for the China Elite Fashion Show Competition airing on major Asian networks. Sensations took me out of my body and had me feeling severed and ungrounded from the moment while thinking, โ€œIs this what ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ feels like?โ€

Afterward, I grappled with the enormity of the experience. Beneath a growing fear of another panic attack was a realization that I had the power to produce such a debilitating stateโ€”and I could do it with just a single thought! At age 24, I found myself scared to "death" by my power. I wanted to know if it was possible to create the antidote.

Leaving that world behind, I dove into psychology and, for over 20 years, explored mindfulness, opening me in unimaginable ways. In my daily mindful practice, I noticed sensations and feelings experienced in the present moment reveal important information. I realized we need to procure a consistently open and willing mind to access this โ€œscience;โ€ We can ride the โ€œinwardโ€ elevator up to get a higher perspective, and that panic attacksโ€”like all anxiety and fear symptomsโ€”are signals to look inside.


The truth is you have already seen what your power can do. If youโ€™ve...

-had a panic attack;
-said yes to energy zappers;
-stayed at unfulfilling jobs keeping you playing small;
-kept toxic people around and felt joyless; or
-found yourself reacting to life, and things only got worseโ€ฆ

Youโ€™ve seen what your power can do.


The question to ask yourself is: Have you seen what you ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต your power to do?

What if your power could

-๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ
-๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ
-๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ
-๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†


This starts with telling what I call a *truer* story. My truer story was what I loved was not the fashion world but rather connecting with people at an unfiltered level where truth and soul emerge.


The truer story is a portal to your true power. I call this your power-truth. What if you started embracing yours?

Amy-Noelle is a Relationship Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with a counseling specialization from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has received training in mindfulness-based approaches and positive psychology. She has also received training in The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. To add, Amy-Noelle has received training in mindfulness-based approaches with world-renowned speaker, author, and teacher Eckhart Tolle.

Amy-Noelle is a member of the American Counseling Association, International Positive Psychology Association, and Gottman Referral Network.

Prior to establishing her career in psychology, Amy-Noelle spent over 10 years working in marketing, publication, and event production, 4 years of which were overseas. The greatest insight that she has gained from working with people from diverse backgrounds is that โ€œwe all share an inherent desire to express our signature brilliance and honor our deep inner calling.โ€