Although the topic of energy can be somewhat philosophical in approach, in the context of this brief discussion it is a very tangible concept.
Similar to the feeling we experience when we are in a powerful car or boat or airplane, so also can we feel the presence of energy in circumstances. environments, things and people — individually and collectively.
Energy is both creative and destructive, as we witness in peace movements and war-machines respectively. As human beings we are able to consciously harness and utilise energy in its multitudinous forms for good or bad, both for ourselves and others.
We would do well to be very aware of these energies in our life circumstances. Being thus aware, we can quite dramatically affect and influence our lives — beneficially or detrimentally. The choice and decision then rests with us; do we allow negative energies to continue to reduce our happiness and effectiveness or do we take necessary steps to improve the situation?
On a personal level: we tend to attract the ‘level’ of energy that we give out. When we intentionally feed and nurture our energy ‘garden’ with wholesome input, we are likely to receive positive energy feedback in return. On the other hand, when we experience negative energy from any source we can take steps to minimise and eliminate its destructive impact. As with so many areas in our lives, the choice is then ours to make.
We really do know when we feel resonance and consonance — or dissonance and disharmony. Yet so often do we just continue with things as they are; possibly until it becomes unbearable and we are literally forced to take action. How much better to initiate palliative action early on. It then requires less energy.
I am a Personal Development Consultant, Life Coach, Author and Speaker. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.