Meditating this morning, I was chilly until the big, beautiful ball of energy--the sun--rose. It brought warmth, encouragement, and hope for making today another day of opportunity.
Energy, the E in the SUNFLOWER traits of successful passionate pursuers as described on page 52 of Pursuit of Passionate Purpose, is the capacity to do work. Some people have more and attract more of this capacity than others. They have a strong work ethic, which Venture Capitalist Brad Feld today talked about in his blog "Feld Thoughts" as a desirable characteristic. Additionally, they can produce real results from their efforts.
What word do people use to describe you? The one-word description people most often use for me is 'energetic.'
How can you have more energy? There are simple ways to increase your energy level. David Hawkins, MD, PhD explains in Power vs. Force: The Determinants of Human Behavior that energy levels can be calibrated into a map of consciousness. Low energy levels manifest as shame, guilt, grief, and fear. Courage, acceptance, love, and enlightenment align with high energy levels. No wonder we are attracted to people with high levels of energy. Positive jumps in energy are possible through intention, will, choice, and motivation. Many spiritual disciplines of the world are interested in approaches to ascend these levels. Meditation is one such useful technique.
- Set the intention to increase your energy level.
- Be motivated to discover what helps and what does not help.
- Make the choice to surround yourself with energizers and to leave hindrances behind.
- Use your will to focus on approaches which help you ascend energy levels. Do you have a regular meditation practice? Why not?
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