Use Your Energy Wisely

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“Love one another and help other to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out Love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” ~ Sai Baba

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” ~ Warren Buffett

“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” ~ Barbara de Angelis


One thing that I have become painstakingly aware of this past year is that our personal energy is very sacred. As much as we like to think we are human robots and have an unlimited source of physical, emotional and mental energy, we truly don’t. At some point we can and will tap out. Our buckets will run dry and we will find ourselves in some form of crisis, scratching our heads wondering, “What the heck happened?”

I like to think of energy as a form of currency and how we choose to use it will determine our overall sense of personal health, happiness and life force. Some uses of our energy actually seem to enhance our supply, while others seem to spend it without any real return on investment.

We enhance our energy from things like eating healthy nutrient rich food, water, sunshine, sleep, rest, being around happy positive people, the right exercise, taking care of ourselves emotionally and physically, forgiving, meditating, singing, dancing, being loving, being generous, being kind, caring for others, laughter, joy, passion, good conversation, loving and supportive relationships, intimacy, learning, growing, having a purpose and being creative.

We spend energy without return on things like eating processed unhealthy foods, over exercising, over working, drinking too much, drugs, smoking, taking care of others at our own expense, worry, being around negative people (a.k.a. energy vampires,) resentment, anger, fear, over use of Facebook or other social media, gossiping, bad relationships, over spending, aimlessly surfing the internet, or any other non productive time wasters. These things deplete our life force energy.

If most of our 24 hour day is taken up with more of the things that deplete our energy then we will, over time, find ourselves tired and lifeless, and/or worse physically ill.

We need to make sacred our own personal energy and choose wisely where we are going to use it and to whom we are going to share it with. It is precious and it is ours!

As the saying goes, “Life is short.” There are only so many hours in a day, days in a week, weeks in a year, and years in a lifetime. How are you using yours?

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