“Before you start any activity that you are going to engage in, it behooves you to recognize whether or not you are doing it to get something out of it or whether you are doing it for the joy of it. This ultimately determines whether or not what you are going to engage in serves you in that moment.
Your energy is precious. That does not mean it is in short supply. We are not advocating that you attempt to conserve your energy. It is precious in the sense that wherever you put it, you can rest assured that it will grow and multiply.
So the more activities you engage in out of obligation, the more obligations will show up at your doorstep. So you want to be very precise and intentional about where you put your energy, about what you expend your energy on.
Now, we know that all of you have activities on your Things To Do list that you would view as chores. They are the things that you don’t want to do, and you never really feel like you want to do them, but you do them anyway.
The next time you are faced with one of those tasks, and you feel that you really must get to it, instead of putting your energy there, ask to be shown a way to do that same activity in joy. The more times you do something out of a sense of obligation, or because you feel you need to do it just to get it done, the less of your energy you bring to that activity. This is the way that you slowly die on your world.
And so, when it comes to something that you need to do, because the doing of it is better than the consequences of not doing it, ask for that way of doing it in joy, and then wait for your inspiration. Wait for the idea to come to you that shows you how you can bring more of who you are to that activity, how you can do it in joy, and how simply being present with the experience of engaging in that activity, can give it value to you.
Be selective. Be intentional. And be the fullest version of yourself that you can be in every activity. And you will live long, and you will live happily ever after.
We are The Founders. We are the keepers of the flame.”