What does energy mean to you?
Is it the energy to power the appliances and lights in your home, is it the energy that drives the motor of your vehicle that gets you to work, or maybe it’s the energy you need to actually perform at your work? Some might say that these are the primary forms of energy that we need to have in adequate supply just to get by in the modern world, and if we have any inkling of energy left at the end of our typical day, we then go and spend the rest of it in the gym, or on a bike, boat, on a run, on a golf course or some kind of physical recreation activity and still need a supply somewhere in all of this to give back to our families… Thus, it seems as though we have become these vessels that require energy in order to simply exist – and
I would intimate that the various ‘primary’ energy-requiring factors in our lives seem like energy vultures, just hovering above us waiting to circle down and gobble us up if we are not careful. What a sad existence awaits the human race if this is what we are…
This is a mindset more than a physical trait. Our minds are most likely the most influential force of energy that exists on the planet. More than any nuclear atom or renewable solar flare, our brains are almost untapped in terms of potential – what an exciting notion. We only seem to fail in our ability to supply continual and adequate fuel to the brain in order for it to function. Human conditioning also dictates the level at which we can develop the skillsets of our two lobes. After all, almost all of the great and fantastic inventions and visionary movements throughout time have come from humans that have been able to maximize some form of brain potential. When the brain is energized – we are optimized.
Why then do we run out of energy and how are we going to cope as we go forward as a species? The answer to that is actually pretty simple, we need to manage the energy input and energy output system for our body. It is a double-edged equation – not only what you ‘put in’ determines what you can put out… but also, what type of energy! Modern technology and the access to information on healthy supplementation and fuel sources for the human body are abundantly available and this makes for a classic argument that technology should not be used to make life easier in this case but should be used to help us make informed decisions and adequate plans when it comes to the discipline of healthy eating habits. We need to embrace the future of healthy food and supplementation as early adopters. Planning is a must and the old cliché of time management being critical to our energy levels is crucial to success in our own lives. We need to become aware of the value of keeping our physiological systems in a state of wellness flux. Never being too healthy and never being sick either. Modern day food may be lacking in nutrients due to various factors in over production, preservatives and the like, but good organic options do exist and so to do excellent choices in supplementing ones diet. All off which can be added together to help manage the energy supply to our physiological system – and ultimately to our brain.
So – what do the experts in places of research and innovation think are the best and most viable sources of energy going forward? A quick search shows up all the usual suspects of; nuclear fusion, solar energy, fossil fuels and natural resources. All of these are great and will definitely be part of the way forward, but why are the favourite links doing little to punt the most simplistic concept of harnessing the individual? If each individual optimizes their brain and energy output (from a cellular level right through to the influence they have on those around them), we will spark a new form of energy saving all whilst optimally driving the function of our own systems. Thus, it is not about saving energy but sparing energy – another, cliché says it best… work smarter, not harder
All being said, the greatest minds are just that, a great mind, limited by the vessel within which it exists and the ability of the vessel to execute some if its many functions… they will only develop on existing things or innovate new technologies, but they will never be able to improve on the brain itself.
Thus the brain and our ability to make use of the gifts within our mind remain the ultimate source of energy. It is crucial that we spend the energy within our body wisely in order to make the brain more viable. Our human form is but a vessel that carries this amazing piece of biological wonder and yet the irony is that our brain is only as good as the condition of our body. If you do not look after yourself (and I mean your ‘self’), you will not be able to supply your mind with the necessary sources of fuel and inspiration to operate optimally.
The view you build within your mind’s ‘eye’ and how you perceive your realities and the planning you put in place to get through each task (short term or long) will enable you to succeed in optimizing your brain. We are habitual creatures and developing good habits of brain function along with healthy habits of body functions will all help in ensuring that your battery (brain) is charged and firing when you need it to be. The more you do positively and concisely will mean the more you will get done. We are moving into this age of empowerment through technology and if we can enter this with era armed with the habitual old school techniques learnt from past successes, then we are going to thrive.