Momentum is something we understand easily when it’s an accelerating car, takeoff of an airplane, a snowball rolling downhill – or an avalanche. These are all visual – which makes for easy conjuring in the mind.
Now, for a moment, consider things that are never physical because they only exist in the mind.
Momentum of feelings can accelerate, or sputter, in much the same way.
But nobody knows, do they?
They can’t see inside us, can’t appreciate the rising tide of joy in our mind – no more than they can see the precipice where an idea falls off a cliff, where lack of confidence or support causes great thoughts and powerful ideas to wither like garden planets after a killing frost.
Because we keep up appearances. We put our brave happy face out to the world – it shows up much the same way every day. Yes, if we are bursting with joy that will likely show no matter how hard we try to disguise it. But the negative stuff, that doesn’t show, because we’ve gotten very good at making sure nobody knows our thoughts, our fears, our failings …