This statement brings me back from when I first heard it numerous times in Basic Training. “Move with a purpose!” my drill Sergeant would scream at the top of her lungs. Most enlistees would run in disarray, frazzled by someone yelling. It helped to know that all of it was a temporary discomfort and that there are two sides to each coin.
“What is the purpose?” Although I knew that in the most general sense it meant to move faster but more importantly I had to ask in regards to life “Why do we do what we do?” Before enlisting I made a commitment that all of my efforts will circle back to the healing arts. The energy I create, the money that I earn, will be invested back into my life project.
The purpose of this blog category of movement is to explore how our various types of action or exercise, create more energy for ourselves or do they drain us of energy. Do they allow us to fly or do make us fall?
Did jumping out of a plane give me more energy? YES!! It definitely gave me that rush of adrenaline. However 30 minutes afterwards it left me longing for a nap. The act of fulfilling one of my goals however is a lasting energetic well that I can tap into at anytime. It was a sense of accomplishment of facing, and embracing the fear of death. Taking the leap, I chose to enjoy the ride, and celebrate life. I chose to fly.
The purpose of enlisting as a service member was clear, and so was my purpose of skydiving. Both of which continues to create an abundance of energy for me. My heart knows that I’m moving with a purpose.
How has your own actions enhanced the quality of your energy?