It Takes Energy To Make Energy

It takes money to make money. We’ve all heard that platitude. But it’s time to wake up to the reality that money is a lot like energy, just once removed.

So let’s talk about energy.

Remember that the emotion follows the motion. E-motion, it comes “OUT OF” the motion.

So if you’re not feeling energetic, it’s because you haven’t been investing energy!

Just like with money, it’s important to make wise investments of energy.

However, unlike money, energy is something that is always readily available to us, no matter how much money we have in the bank, at least when we have our health. Energy is the most abundant resource in nature (I think)!

If you’re feeling tired and sluggish right now, take an inventory of where you’ve been investing your energy. Have you been investing any energy at all?

This blog right here is one of the ways that I invest energy. Actually, it does more for me than it can ever do for you!

Life is the most interesting, challenging, frustrating, complex and rewarding Role Playing Game (RPG) that you’ll ever play.

So learn the basic rules of it! There are structural rules to the game, like health, consciousness, energy, money, communication skills, relationships.

It all takes effort and energy. But if you’ve chosen life, if you’ve committed to life, you can learn them.

Just like in an RPG, if you want to level up faster, you’ve got to kill bigger and bigger monsters. Some, when you’re a newbie, are really hard to kill and you’ll have to wait until later. Some monsters, once you’ve advanced a whole lot won’t give you enough experience to level up almost at all.

In fact, I believe that in life, your skills aren’t just staying the same, like in an RPG, they’re actually going down if you don’t use them.

Remember the #1 rule of having a penis: use it or lose it.

(hehe)

So you’ve got to keep killing bigger monsters. You’ve got to take on challenges that really do challenge you and take you to the next level.

It doesn’t get easier either, it gets harder in a ┬álot of ways.

But it also gets more fun.

You get to watch yourself growing and living and kicking ass.

It takes patience, focus, energy, and recharging…

It’s awesome.

So what are you going to invest your energy in for the next hour? Are you going to just browse facebook? Or are you going to meditate, take 30 deep breaths, research more into your passion, look up ways that your current skills can either be sharpened or can be packaged in order to give more value.

Love,

Aaron

Motion Creates Emotion

You can only give what you have. So if you’re offering good emotions, interesting observations, humor, companionship, love, etc, that means you have it.

The more of it you give, the more of it you must have. If you didn’t have it, you wouldn’t be able to give it.

What if you don’t feel good or interesting or funny or loving in the moment?

Well, remember that emotions follows motion. The Latin prefix “e” means “from” or “out of.” So emotion literally means “from motion.” In other words, if you ACT funny, you may be able to amuse yourself. Try amusing yourself first, instead of amusing others. Trying to amuse others can be perceived as reaction-seeking and therefore needy. Trying to amuse yourself is self-sustaining, non-needy and healthy. And interestingly, when you amuse yourself, generally other people are amused, too, as long as they can understand it.

If you don’t feel loving, well, how about try loving yourself first. Act loving. Accept where you are, focus on what is right about where you are and where you are headed, and allow yourself to feel your own love, care and admiration. You are important! Chances are, after you allow yourself to love yourself, you’ll feel more capable and in a better position to love another.

Life is difficult. It’s full of paradox and it’s so often downright confusing. These actions mentioned above (like all actions) take effort. They take energy. But these types of actions are positive, energy-creating actions, meaning that when you’ve done them, you feel energized instead of drained. Some actions drain us. Some energize us. Negative, Positive.

Make sure you’re devoting ample time to mastering yourself, understanding your body and mind and the world. Love yourself. Because as Ayn Rand said, “In order to say, ‘I love you, you must first say “I.”‘”

Take a minute to congratulate yourself for how far you’ve come.

Really, what are you proud of right now? What is going RIGHT in your life? What are you grateful for?

Cool!

Remember, if you’re focusing on it, that’s what you’ll get more of. So make sure you’re focusing on what you actually want, not what you DON’T want.

Love,

Aaron