When we think of power, we tend to think of strength or influence. And, yet, these can actually show weakness.
If you strike someone with physical strength, you are actually showing your emotional weakness.
You have given your emotional power away to the other person.
When you dominate another person or persons with your influence or position, you similarly, show that you are threatened by them and again, give your power away.
When you stand in your power, you know that no one can harm you and you do not need to strike out at or dominate another.
When you stand in your power, you know that you are safe and there is enough for everyone.
Of course, there will be times when you must defend yourself. Just be clear that you are doing it for the right reason and there is no other alternative.
Otherwise, stand with your shoulders back and head high.
You are a Divine being in a human suit. Stand strong in your power, and always use it with love.