Here’s a thought I’d like to share…
Energy is the currency of the universe.
When you ‘pay’ attention to something you buy that experience.
So when you allow your consciousness to focus on someone or something that annoys you, you feed it your energy, and it reciprocates the experience of being annoyed.
Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it and keeps it alive.
Not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.
As surely as cash buys things, attention buys experiences. Where our attention goes, our energy flows, and our energy is the currency with which we pay for everything we receive.
Give it a try…
*Close your eyes and think the word ‘trouble’ five times as you breathe in and out. Experience what that feels like in your body. (Take a second and do that now, and then read on.)
*Now, close your eyes again and think the word ‘kindness’ five times. Can you feel the shift in your energy?
The two words, ‘trouble’ and ‘kindness,’ have different energies. Our experience is shifted by the shift in our thoughts.
And it goes further than that – our shifts create shifts in others. Our energy creates a ripple effect. When we bring the energy of enthusiasm and commitment to a project or a group (rather than dread or boredom), the energy for that project, or in that group, increases. Everyone is affected.
Recently, I was feeling pushed for time and a bit overwhelmed. The word ‘hurried’ kept running through my mind. And because I was hurried, it took me a while to notice how much energy I was giving to the experience of being hurried, rather than to the experience of being capable of taking care of things, and the gratitude for the abundance in my life.
It was my yoga practice that shifted my energy. I was about to teach a class. I settled on to my mat and got still and quiet. And in that moment, I felt a flood of gratitude for my students and for my practice. I was struck by what a privilege it is to teach; to do what I love to do. That moment of openness softened me into the awareness of the privilege it is to have myriad responsibilities of this precious and wonderful life I have.
It is my privilege to have a job that requires me to think and feel and plan.
It is my privilege to have a home that needs attention.
It is my privilege to have students that want to learn from me.
It is my privilege to be able to help plan my daughter’s wedding.
It is my privilege to be in a loving relationship that needs my time and energy.
It is my privilege to able to write these “thoughts” for my dear readers.
With that shift in energy, my day shifted. My energy flooded in. I was back in the ‘current’ of good currency.
On what kind of thoughts are you spending your energy? What is it that you’re buying with your attention? And are you being a responsible consumer — a good steward of the currency you’ve been given?
Wishing you experiences that are well worth what you ‘pay’ for them,