Thursday, March 21, 2013

Let Go of Sticky Thoughts & Emotions Before Momentum & Energy Build

     “First, you start to have a thought or a feeling. This feeling could be as subtle as your energy flow starting to tighten and become defensive, or it could be something much stronger. If these energies capture your consciousness and all the power of awareness gets focused on them, this power actually feeds them. When you concentrate on these thoughts and emotions, they become charged with energy and power. This is why thoughts and emotions get stronger [build momentum] the more attention you give them. Let’s say you feel a little jealousy or a little fear. If you focus on it, it grows in importance and demands more of your attention. Then, because your attention feeds it, it becomes infused with even more energy and draws more attention. That’s how the cycle goes. Eventually, what started as a passing thought or emotion can become the center of your entire life. If you don’t let go [early], it can get completely out of control.
     A wise person remains centered enough to let go every time [as soon as] the energy shifts into a defensive [or offensive] mode. The moment the energy moves and you feel your consciousness start to get drawn into it you relax and release. Letting go means falling behind the energy instead of going into it. It just takes a moment of conscious effort to decide that you’re not going there. You just let go. It’s simply a matter of taking the risk that you are better off letting go than going with the energy. When you’re free from the hold the energy has on you, you will be free to experience the joy and expansiveness that exists within you.”

       Singer MA. The untethered soul. The journey beyond self. New Harbinger Publications Inc, Oakland CA, 2007.

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