This is an excerpt from a beautiful book by Michael A. Singer called, “The Untethered Soul.” The entire book is good, word for word. I’m going to share my favorite portion of it that really resonated with me.
How would you feel if someone outside really started talking to you the way your inner voice does?
Creating thoughts, holding onto thoughts, recalling thoughts,
generating emotions, controlling emotions, and disciplining powerful inner drives, all require tremendous expenditure of energy.
If you look at the times in your life when you were in love or excited and inspired by something, you were so filled with energy that you didn’t even want to eat.
Have you ever noticed that when you are mentally or emotionally drained, food doesn’t help that much? Conversely, if you look at the times in your life when you were in love, or excited and inspired by something, you were filled with energy that you didn’t even want to eat.
The only reason you don’t feel this energy all the time is because you block it. You block it by closing your heart, by closing your mind, and by pulling yourself into a restrictive space inside. When you close your heart or close your mind, you hide in the darkness within you. There is not light. There is not energy. There is nothing flowing.
We are programmed to open or close based upon our past experiences. Impressions from the past are still inside of us, and they get stimulated by different events. If they were negative impressions, we tend to close. If they were positive impressions, we tend to open.
But closing your heart does not really protect you from anything; it just cuts you off from your source of energy. In the end, it only serves to block you inside.
Do not let anything be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.