The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~ Aristotle
For years and years, I lived by striving and trying to get released from all the confusion that constantly surrounded me.
The pain was the name of the game. Poor relationships, strange people, strange happenings followed me like a heavy dark cloud, ready to burst again all over me.
I experienced life like a drowned rat.
This was so unfair.
I was trying my hardest. I wanted to be good. I wanted to do the right thing. I wanted people to think well of me. I wanted love and happiness and all those other things we all want.
I analyzed, and thought and analyzed and debated and created all my opinions, that I honored one hundred percent. I laid down high expectations for myself and waited for the payoff. I worked hard, sacrificed, went the extra mile, was kind, giving and loyal and still I got major bad press.
What was the heck going on?
I went on my journey of self-discovery. I went to numerous counseling sessions and followed different spiritual teachers. Always striving to find the answer, seeking the Holy Grail, wanting a silver bullet, but it all escaped me. Until striving changed to thriving.
The Energy of Your Life
And if it can happen to me, it certainly can happen to you.
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ~Rumi
So what has changed?
How to Get Back into the Energy of Your Life
Today my life is completely different but it is only different in so much as I experience it differently. I kinda know what is going on now, I kinda understand more, I kinda know what I should be doing, and I definitely know it works. And it brings me peace, joy, and freedom.
Here are 5 ways to get back into the energy of your life:
I realize now that I frequented a cheap room in my mind that was negative and critical. I got into a conversation with my inner critical voice and I trusted it. I believed it was telling me the truth. I believed I had a handle on my circumstances, but unfortunately, I was only living in the illusion of thought.
I upgraded to a better room, more luxurious and more eloquent. The view is nicer from this room.
Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Many years back, a friend said to me “You are very opinionated” and I thought she was very rude. However, I realize now she was correct and I must have been a pain in the neck, blabbing my opinions inappropriately.
My opinions, beliefs, and expectations are scarce on the ground. I am happy not knowing anything, and I am exuberant with all the possibilities and potential of life.
3. Hold no judgment
How we judge is how others will judge us. We can see in our manic world how beliefs lead to judgments, and how the latter can affect individuals. Who am I to judge anyone?
It is a great relief to stop judgments on others because I can also release judgment on myself.
We can never judge the life of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path. ~Paulo Coelho
4. Allowing the mind to resolve itself
When something outside of our selves triggers an emotional response, we usually go into an automatic negative program. If we get involved in this program, then the outcomes are varied but can be horrendous.
If we practice awareness and restraint, we can allow the chaotic thoughts to settle. When we give time to this, the mind will resolve itself and come to calmness, a place of no thought.
The fruit of this practice is the experience of our life’s energy – joy, peace, freedom, and wisdom.
If we let go of our thoughts, and all the attachments that go along with those thoughts, we will experience being alive and engage with it with our pure potential.
I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other. ~Harvey Fierstein
So I challenge you to get back into the energy of your life, devour it, dance it and live it. It is the way it was meant to be. You were born to lead a rich conscious and empowering life.
If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Share your insights by joining the conversation in the comment section below 🙂