Here’s a new one – as I am sitting here at my favorite trampoline place, catching my breath after jumping with my boys who are on Spring Break – I ponder:where does all their energy come from? And so, I go am going back to my science classes – kinetic, sound, potential, thermal, okay, too many for me to continue.
My point is, there is energy in everything, what we do with that energy is up to us. For example, I see the boys jumping and having fun. I think ‘Hey, I should jump also, maybe I’ll have fun.’, followed by ‘I’m tired, I should just d my blog while they are jumping.’, and ‘They are only on this Break once, I need to enjoy it with them.’ My final decision is to jump with them. I end up having more energy after jumping than when I walked in. Why is that? I think it is because everyone in the place is having fun. Think about it – have you ever gone someplace you had to be at, even though you didn’t want to and end up having a great time? Have you ever gone someplace you really wanted to be at only to want to leave soon after?
Energy. Sometimes, it will not mater how bright you shine, there are places or people you need to get away from in order to keep that light. People have energy, the ground has energy, there is electric energy all around us, food has energy, water, chemicals, you cannot escape it. You want to share it. Sometimes you some extra (like today). There are energy drinks, foods, supplements, meditations, mantras, companies. We want our children’s energy. We need electrical energy to live our modern lifestyle. Heat, cold, water, air, cars, planes, buses, trains, all need energy to flow, or are types of energy to move something else.
Where am I going with this? Well, last week I wrote about moving on. Where is there any stagnancy in your life? In the book ‘Book Yourself Solid’ by Michael Port, he speaks of the ‘right fit’, in your life. Whether it is professional or personal, you need to have the ‘right fit’ or else you are stifled. Think about a shoe that doesn’t fit right. Does it give you the capability to do your best when wearing it? Or does it stop your flow? Energy. You put more energy into trying to figure out to wear the shoes in order walk, sit comfortably, or how you are going to make it through your day, than you do going through your day.
Food. Some of it gives us energy, some of it puts us to sleep, some of it doesn’t give us the proper nutrition so our minds tell us we need to continue to eat after we are full in an attempt to get that nutrition or move on to another food to find it.
Anxiety. Puts a whole other set of perspectives into our heads exhausting us before our day starts, keeps us awake all night, makes us OCD.
Listening to Christian Pankhursts latest vlog on Facebook, reminded me of a point to carry though each day with. Just like you cannot stop a wave from following through, you need to permit your thoughts/feelings to carry through without attaching yourself onto any one specific spot.. While it is good to stay postive about whatever is going on in life, when you have a hurt, disappointment, defeat, roll through it. Identify it, accept it for what it is, feel that hurt, disappointment, whatever, and let it roll through. Just like you cannot stop a wave, it’ll find a way to continue until it is on shore, let life roll through. That energy cannot stay shored up forever. It comes out somehow – whether it s in the form of shoulda, coulda, woulda, regret, anger, passive aggressiveness, eating disorders, guilt, chronic health issues.
That energy needs to be used up and released. Get the sunshine, rose colored glasses, jumping up and down, happy feeling flowing. Cry if you have to cry. Scream into a pillow and let it go. Then get on with your day.
Die healthy, don’t live sick. How is all that sick serving you?