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Alejo

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How do we use our energy, in what and for how long do we waste it on nonsense until we realize what is silly enough to become aware of it and do something productive with our energy?
Very true,

Although, silliness has a place in everyone's life I think, sometimes there's only one way to express a certain type of energy. I think another trick, or task perhaps, is to observe oneself enough to understand what energy is being expressed how in one's life?

That is to say, expressing the right energy in the right way, instead of a different way. Perhaps the best example I can think of right now would be passive aggressiveness... Instead of expressing anger or disappointment or what have you in a healthy and clear way, it is instead expressed using kind words intended to hide the underlying anger.

When you think about it, I'd say that a lot of trouble in interpersonal relationships is arrived at this way, an energy expressed the wrong way, or though the wrong pathway if you will.
 

Steph_rivers

Padawan Learner
As the saying goes, "The way is made by walking." Walking, we form habits. Steps that will take you a little "higher" or a little "lower". The important thing is not to do what the rabbit did, to fall asleep confident that he already had the goal assured.

For example, for a long time I had that Ark comment very much in mind, but I was putting it off until you asked me and I said my self "OK! okay, I get it... I'm going to look for it now." And that in turn served me to complement an information from Jordan Peterson who talks about:

The answer is to develop some micro-routines on the other side of the personality distribution.

Which in turn led me to connect another experience that relates and I commented on in another thread. And all that together, it makes me look more carefully at the current panorama that is presented to me.

Do you remember all those moments when Luara associated the names of people involved in a crucial experience in her life? the way people presented them with a book that she were looking for for a long time, the repetition, the dreams, the visualizations, the similar or repeated names, how drastically and mysteriously things disappeared, etc. For me it's like reading between the lines the signs. We have a lot of styles when sweeping things under the rug. Some dance while sweeping, eh? (laughter)

Just as the subtle influence to leisure is presented to us, so is the obvious signal to redirect our actions/choices/energies.
The important thing is not to do what the rabbit did, to fall asleep confident that he already had the goal assured
Yea I agree. I definitely think these “micro” changes in habits help
 

Alma.Innovadora

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Very true,

Although, silliness has a place in everyone's life I think, sometimes there's only one way to express a certain type of energy. I think another trick, or task perhaps, is to observe oneself enough to understand what energy is being expressed how in one's life?

Yes, totally. I find it interesting how passive aggressiveness in most is often the normality of expressing oneself in a nasty way, than the truth told in the most healthy and assertive way possible. Keeping yourself stable in such an environment, which crosses every personal boundary, is a brutal task as a unique moment.

A more related example, speaking from an energy redirection point of view, could be to control the level of leisure as an alternative escape from an uncomfortable situation because we do not understand it at the moment. Sometimes we have an internal struggle that we decide to fight by disconnecting from the present and at the same time, something in your mind is generating a spark of thought that makes you point to something more important, but we ignore it.

Another example, according to the capacity and ability of each person, create personal projects that keep them in a sufficiently stable harmony and not fall into existential victimhood. For example, I as a photographer, I have to create personal projects when my service is not hired, otherwise, I am standing, frustrated, angry and worried about the income and accumulating all that energy that only manages to sink me more and more.

To some extent I have questioned my own artistic goals and abilities, what am I really using them for?, how am I wasting this ability to only give myself joy? It is a way of the self-sacrifice? and that is where I see what Ark says as very useful and the other thing that I see complementing it is:

Not working as diligently as possible to know God through creation - and that includes all branches of knowledge, arts and crafts - is defined by the apostle as a judgment toward God.

My brethren, count it all joy when you find yourselves in various trials, or fall into various temptations.

Be calm and understand that the trial of your faith produces tenacity, determination and patience. But give free rein to tenacity, determination and patience, and work conscientiously to develop yourselves to perfection, without lacking anything.


From where you are, the situation you are in, what creative project could you explore, discover or add to what you do and dedicate to it the firmness, determination and perseverance to realize and take advantage of the potential that the accumulated downward spiral offers us and redirect your energies in a more useful way for you and for others, outwards, in the right way? Keeping in mind that sometimes, we try to add things, forgetting that we must lose things.
 

Alejo

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To some extent I have questioned my own artistic goals and abilities, what am I really using them for?, how am I wasting this ability to only give myself joy? It is a way of the self-sacrifice? and that is where I see what Ark says as very useful and the other thing that I see complementing it is:
True, but also sometimes having simple practical goals like, I do this so that I can eat, because otherwise I will starve, is good enough.

It's about balance sometimes too, some things could be soul building endeavors that transcend the material world, but sometimes one does what needs to be done because it needs to be done and there's no transcendental significance. A health balance between work and respite is a good goal to aim towards OSIT
 

Alma.Innovadora

Jedi Council Member
but also sometimes having simple practical goals like, I do this so that I can eat, because otherwise I will starve, is good enough.

Yes, exactly, I have it in mind. I have never forced goals, in fact, I have never set materialistic goals in life. It's like a separation between what you have to do to subsist materialistically and naturally here and what you do through it for a greater purpose, also naturally. It's like a detachment for a greater meaning. If anyone has been frustrated with their projects because of something similar, I hope I gave two cents (laughs).

Thanks for the feedback, what you say is not far from what I have thought and thanks to @Steph_rivers for asking me. It triggered a number of interesting experiences at the moment where I can put all this into practice.
 
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