We all talk about energy, usually about how much or how little we have.
We tend to think that we just need more energy so we can get more done.
Yet there is a lot more to energy than the amount.
Having too much energy can be as debilitating as not having enough energy.
More important than the amount of energy, is the quality of the energy.
When there is a high quality of energy inside of us and around us, we function more fully.
Yet what determines the quality of our energy?
The meaning we make from the source of the energy, or of the energy itself.
Is it a fun energy or a depressing energy?
Does the energy come from a friend or a foe?
Is the energy from competition or cooperation?
Does the energy feel erratic or smooth?
Are we able to take in the energy with grace or is it a battle?
Does the energy feel draining to us, or does it fill us up?
The meaning we make from the situations we all encounter come from our experience and our culture.
What one culture labels as bad another labels as good.
What is appropriate in the jungle may not be appropriate in the desert.
What feeds us when we are in nature may drain us in a big city.
Culture, context, meaning, it all plays a role in the story we make around energy.
What is the story you make around the energy in your life?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant