Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Struggling to ride the wave

I had some momentum. I was writing. Things were shaping up. There's still momentum, I guess, but I'm experiencing this strange but familiar phenomenon that creeps up when things are going well. When your energy is good, it acts as this positive force-field, calling other good things to it. Suddenly you draw new connections; you have more juicy conversations with friends and acquaintances. You write poems. You meet new people. You find yourself in new situations even without trying. And it feels effortless, like when you're in the zone during a game. You're just ON.

So the trick is to let all these good things keep juicing you up while not letting you get distracted from your main goal. That's a tough optimum to achieve. Balance, people. Always about balance.

The opposite is also true, of course. When things are bad, you call negative energy to you, as well.

The difference between the good energy and bad energy always shifts as abruptly as a quantum leap -- it takes a tremendous surge to take you from one to the other. Usually from the outside.

But Newton explained that bodies in motion tend to stay in motion unless acted on from the outside. So my only job is to keep myself OUT of the way. To ride this wave of goodness for as long as it lasts. To pay attention while it carries me along, and to make the most of the productivity while it's almost effortless. Cause lord knows, it took a lot of energy to get here, and it will take a bunch to get back once I'm off track.

So ride the wave, baby. Ride it hard.

No comments:

Post a Comment