Joy Is In The Circle
Everything in nature is a circle. If the circle (natural flow) is interrupted, pain and suffering appear.
- Healthy body result from unimpeded circulation of energy, blood and oxygen.
- Happy relationships result from good communication, and communication is circulation – the free flow of energy, ideas, and feelings between people.
- Peace of mind results from proper mental circulation, which is to say, from being in the moment – neither holding onto the past not grasping for the future, but letting experience move through us.
- Creative expression results from circulating our natural gifts.
Energy moves in circle, because what goes around comes around. We can open ourselves up to more of the good we want to receive. If you want more understanding, be more understanding of others. If you want people to listen to you, make a point by listening more carefully to others. If you want greater material abundance, focus on giving your innate gifts and abilities. Give real service and value to others, and in time, you will reap the benefits. Believe in your gifts and trust that there is a place for them in the world.
If you don’t express your creativity and not giving your natural gifts to the world then the circle gets broken and bottled-up creative energy can be a great source of stress, tension, anxiety and dis-ease.
- What are your natural talents, your innate abilities and real gifts?
- What do you naturally enjoy doing?
- What do you naturally enjoy thinking about?
- What do you naturally enjoy learning about?
- What do you enjoy as a process, in other words, for extended periods of time?
Once you have identified your strongest natural talents, ask yourself, Am I expressing these fully in my everyday life? If not, why not?
- In what ways could you begin expressing more of these talents now? Within your existing job or work? Outside of your job?
- In the long term, how could you restructure or change your career to allow for fuller expression of your talents at work?
Expressing our innate talents feels so good because we enjoy doing what we are naturally good at. To go through life without expressing your innate talents or sharing your natural gifts is the worst form of poverty and self-denial.
“A man there was and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had.” J. Bunyan.
Source: The Tao of Abundance