Energy is just energy. It is up to us to decide how to use it - emotionally, mentally, physically.
A positive attitude brings in a more intense stream of energy.
Notice that when you want to do an activity, you feel the energy arise in your body, and when you don't want to do something you feel lethargic. That is the effect of our attitude on our available energy.
Energy also arises in and is stored in our body for our present and future use by the practice of stilling the body in meditation.
Interaction with another person stimulates the flow of energy. Teamwork seems to bring a multiplication of results as ideas compound and spiral when bounced off the other.
A Meditation for Reflection
Sitting or lying still begin even breathing to calm the mind and relax the body - count 1 breathe in, count 2 breathe out, continuing for a minute or more.
Think about one of the key phrases from your reading: Positive Attitude, Interaction, Teamwork, Meditation.
What is your understanding of the idea it represents? How could you apply it to your life?
It is handy to keep a journal nearby to write out your new ideas after your meditation.
Once more, take some minutes to return to your even breathing to calm your body and mind.
To end the session take a deep breath, stretch, and get up or sleep.
Energy maintains, sustains
Article and photo by Susan Helene Kramer
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A Course in Consciousness through Meditation Introduction
1. Accessing our Higher Self
2. Growing in Consciousness
3. Attitudes Underlie Thinking, Speaking, Acting
4. Loosening the Knots in our Heart
5. Making Memories
6. Our Body of Energy
7. Our Deepest Roots
8. Personal Integrity
9. The Voice of Conscience
10. Panorama of Unlimited Consciousness
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