Reverence is deep respect. The greeting of Namaste expresses respect and honor of the divine in the other. If there is no respect of the sacred in others and in all that is, power of whatever kind can easily result in harming and exploiting others and our world, as it has. When I think of a time of feeling reverence while being unempowered, I think of childhood when I had reverence for my parents while not liking some things they were doing, and had very little power as a kid to do anything about it. So, I just held it all in and lived with it, painfully. I lost some reverence for life and the sacred in my middle years, and then learned or relearned reverence for others and for out planet since then. Many life experiences have helped me grow reverence. One experience in particular is the influence of Eastern unitive thinking including Buddhist thought. My awareness that you and I and all that is is One and is Sacred keeps growing and has helped me to grow in compassion and maintain reverence for all that is, living and nonliving.