What fuels it, what stifles it, what part is healthy, what parts unhealthy? Most important I believe, is not ‘how we harness it’ but whether we harness it. Every kind of bad behavior, knee-jerk destructiveness and ranting we’ve ever regretted (some special moments of enraged enlightenment should be treasured and revered – but they are few, likely not our proudest memories) was charged with energy. Over the top with this form of energy.
Which brings two challenges:
First, how to channel that energy for some good purpose or accomplishing work value.
And, second, how to spark that level of energy outburst on my own – but without a negative trigger, to tap into the energy production without tapping into fear or anger or regret.
One challenge, two channels – and no clue how to do it.
Not to say I don’t know how to be energetic or calm, productive and effective – but I’ve notice better lately (maybe they are stronger – but I suspect it is because these events are less frequent) the power of this energy form without understanding its source, recognizing its incredibly bright rocket-burn emotional thrust. I want to know this better, use this better – channel, not waste that energy.
Amazingly – given everyone’s quest for cleaner and cheaper energy, saving energy and making all energy consumption greener – we know so much about lithium batteries, nuclear fission and dreams of fusion, renewables etc., while we know so little about this self-explosive renewable energy – that which fires off inside us triggered by something somebody does, or says or in some cases just our reaction to what we thought they said.