Thursday, April 2, 2009

Be Attentive Where You Place Your Energy

Be Attentive Where You Place Your Energy
Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh
I was enjoying my morning yoga class when Todd, the instructor, said to us, "Where your energy goes, the energy will come back where you put it." At the time the entire class was holding a position when he made this statement. It totally made sense but this time I had something to compare this statement to.

When he said this statement, I initially thought of my muscles as well as the position. Where I place the energy, meaning, where I place my attention to strengthen a particular muscle or position, the energy will come back to me in that area. This also means that I will get better in holding that position and gain more strength or energy in that area, and be able to be better at doing the things I like to do, like hiking, swimming or even lifting the grocery bags. That makes total sense. When you're working out doing strength training with weights, practicing dance, training for a marathon, or practicing a guitar, your energy in that particular area will become more fine-tuned and perfected in that area. Because you are directing your energy to a particular area that is where it will go.

But Todd's statement also works for thought and feeling energy. What you constantly think about and feel, will always come back to you, too. It is not just restricted to strength or any other training I mentioned. This law pertains to everything. On a subatomic level we are all energy, and on an intellectual level scientists have proven this. So why do we continue to think the same thoughts and feel the same feelings, especially when they are negative? Because it's a habit, that's it. A conditioned habit that must be changed. There is no complicated reason behind being unconscious to what we do. It is the way it has been done for years. We never questioned things; we always followed. Following is also an easy way to be accepted and an easy way to get approval from a society of conformists. "Just do what I say and I won't condemn or judge you." "Be a good girl and a good boy and everything will be okay." "Don't go against my advice (my conditioned beliefs) because I don't want to do something drastic." Society wants you to behave a certain way (their way), so that they can feel good about themselves, and have control. If you don't, they get disappointed or angered because it is against their conditioned belief system or control system.

Have you had enough of conforming? Are you ready for change? Only until you choose to change will your environment around you change.

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh

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