When we left off, we’d already discussed the physical and mental sides of full engagement.
Tonight, we examine the spiritual element.
Simply put, our spiritual energy is the driving force behind meaningful action is every dimension of our lives. It is the basis of our passions and provides the intrinsic motivation to persevere and maintain commitment when things get difficult.
Put another way, there is no more powerful force than the energy provided by thinking and acting in alignment with our highest aspirations and values.
The problem is this potent form of energy is hard to tap into.
Because it comes from a higher purpose. From purpose beyond ourselves.
It comes from living in way that leads us to tap into the best parts of ourselves.
It comes from living passionately. From living a life of commitment to noble causes and ideas. From living with integrity and being honest with ourselves no matter how painful it may be.
History is littered with triumphs of the human spirit overcoming extreme obstacles and conditions.
We don’t have to be pushed to the brink to summon these awesome energies, however.
We just have to discover what truly inspires us; what gives us the juice.
Creating an ethos for our lives allows us to more efficiently deploy our most precious resources: time and energy.
If we choose wisely, we can make our lives wonderful adventures, full of love and joy and virtue.
It’s not easy and it never will be. But as anyone who has tasted the good life for even for a moment can attest: it most certainly is worth it.