The world belongs to the energetic. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prompt: It’s easy to blame our failure to meet our goals or to live our dream lives on a lack of energy, and we don’t always stop to think about the quality of energy in our lives. Yet we can choose to create and manage our own energy flow.
Think of an instance when you’ve been so involved in an activity that you’ve lost track of time, and then identify the passions and energies you were feeding. Who was there with you? What were you doing? What will you do to make time for moments like that one more often? (Author: Julia E)
Energy and Flow
Surrounded by books, insightful ideas offered by others, and a desire to do, my energy is ignited. I was writing a creative proposal when flow overpowered me. My mind’s laziness lifted. Sleepiness receded. Fireworks began. My fingers caught fire moving across the keyboard and a stream of thoughts, ideas and concepts poured out and spilled onto the computer screen. Silence filled the air. Time fled. I was floating on flow. I was in creative mode.
I completed the proposal. Energy’s flame flickered out. Flow seeped away. Lethargy returned. My memories of that creative sensation and my work were all that remained.
Energy and flow are illusive. Where do they come from and where do they go? They appear suddenly. Move us to do. Then disappear as quickly. There was a time when I waited for energy and flow to show up. Now, I start with any energy I have when I need to get things done and keep going until flow catches up.