A quick Google search yields this simple definition: The strength and vitality required for sustained mental or physical activity.
Delve further, and naturally you will find an abundance of definitions, information and explanations… and all correct in their interpretation of the word “en-er-gy.” Such an intriguing and expansive concept. Mysterious en-er-gy. Electric and thermal energy. Chemical en-er-gy.
As of late (just for a reference, probably for the past 9 years), I have been consciously focused on energy.
Mainly… the chemical energy that one emits and receives when they interact with another. Truth be told… it is almost to an obsessive state. I am going to blame it on being an artist and an Aquarius… ok, ok… let’s blame it on my expressive soul. Bottom line, I am dependent on energy. And clarifying just what “energy” is to me, I should say that I am dependent on stimulating, positive, passionate, and revitalizing energy. Not anything far from the norm, eh? Surely, we all crave this type of connection.
I know this to be true:
The daily connections that you make with others contain energy that is often not recognized and even taken for granted. The energy generated during these connections can feed you… or they can deplete your spirit. Acknowledge it or not… this type of energy that is transferred from one person to another is ever-present and surprisingly powerful. It is a force… and whether it be good or bad, it is a force that steers you towards those that can and will reciprocate that same energy. And that ain’t nothing but the truth!
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I’m not preaching… just sharing.
Sharing because I am confident that there are others who “get this” and seek this very same connection. Sharing because sometimes (as my brother would say) “it is a beautiful thang” to be reminded that what you emit, you attract. Sharing simply because… hey, it’s what I do!
Indulge me for a moment…
Think about the people who you keep close in your circle. Your spouse or your partner might be exempt for this example… so think about extended family members and your friends. Co-workers and acquaintances. There is a varied mix, eh?
Now… of this mixture, think about the ones that you tend to gravitate towards. Repeatedly gravitate towards. This is probably most applicable to those that you consider friends… think about the ones that without a doubt, you seek out and you genuinely enjoy their company.
Now ask yourself this…
Haha… I’ll tell you. It is energy baby. It all boils down to en-er-gy!
The connections they provide are stimulating… right? When you give them your energy, they respond by fueling you and giving that energy right back to you. A continuous flow. There is a spark… a magnetism… (as we say this together) there is en-er-gy! And to repeat myself… that ain’t nothing but the truth!
This is the point at which my husband would tilt his head to the side and offer a chuckle… although he is not on a soapbox like I am, he understands.
Seriously… I pour that word on him like it is a fine wine. The word “en-er-gy” has become embedded in my vocabulary and I am constantly using it to describe my daily activities… especially my social endeavors. Haha… as funny as this may sound, for me, en-er-gy is as essential to me as the air I breathe.
Naaaah, he and I will probably never share the same devotion for the concept of energy. But we do both recognize its presence and from the sideline, he does appreciate (maybe even admire) my overzealous approach.
That circle I spoke of earlier… your go-to peeps, you really wouldn’t hold them in that regard if there wasn’t that connection. Where I find sippin’ on a succulent wine with friends while listening to come fantastic music incredibly enjoyable, a connection via energy with that group is a nonnegotiable — a must! It just is what it is… and for me, what it will always be!
I know that you are there as well. Perhaps you aren’t as vocal with your observations as I am…maybe never even analyzed it to this degree, but there. As adults, we sometimes have the mind-set of “life is short” and we spend our days/time accordingly. So then I say… having a preference as to who you gravitate towards and an awareness as to where you deposit your energy is the perfect means of ensuring that your time is well spent.
Relocating to the Washington DC area temporarily upset my circle, leaving me with my favorite go-to family members and my best girlfriends dispersed around the globe. As I keep in contact with them, I am slowly but surely finding my energy in new and unexpected places.
But that’s my take…
What about you?
I’m only putting this out there because I am curious as to how others grasp this concept…. surely not to be swayed, just enlightened.
Those energy connections are paramount. Haha… and no pun intended… they are electrical and I am drawn to them!