A Definition 2

December.20. 2017

A definition of a greatly overused word:

Love is an energy.

It is not a feeling or emotion as some will tell you.

If love is a feeling, all you need to do is feel love for someone and that should be enough to declare your love for that thing or person.

But we know that’s not enough.

Consider if you will, your pet (dog, cat, or canary, etc) which you love dearly.

Now, if all you do is feel love for that pet all day long but you don’t do anything for it (you don’t translate your feelings into action) and the pet dies of neglect.

Will anyone believe you if you say you love it?

And your dead pet would probably not appreciate your love that much.

In some cultures, love is mostly a word, not even a feeling, and it is used freely, usually as part of some pleasantries

But as they say, words are cheap.

You can tell your pet dog you love it all day long but those words mean absolutely nothing if that’s all you do.

But if you shower your pet with love and feed it and nurture it, you wouldn’t need to say anything, the love is in your actions.

Love is manifested in action and energy, always towards good positive outcomes.


An aside

December.19. 2017

Perhaps all this may sound a little mercenary to you.

Surely life is more than just calculating how much you’re going to get from this or that positive energy, and calculating how much you must put out in order to get what you want.

In any case, should you even be expecting anything in return?

Good and fair question.

The first answer is yes, most of the time, when we release positive energy, we should do it with no expectations of any kind.

If fact, if you were to do it with expectations (strings attached), the full effect of your energy will be blunted.

It would seem too calculated and yes, maybe even insincere.

So you must do it with no expectations of any future return. Do it with love. That’s where this energy is supposed to comes from. That’s why it’s called the energy of love.

But despite your best intentions, once the energy is released, human nature will come into play.

To give a simple example.

Let’s say you’ve been very generous to someone. You’ve been there for them through thick and thin. And you’ve given of yourself freely and generously with no thought of any future return.

Then one day, you needed this person’s help, and they’re nowhere to be found. In fact, you know they’re trying to avoid you.

Will you feel disappointed? Or let down?

That’s completely reasonable.

Sure when you were there for them, you did it with no expectations, but when the roles are reversed, you’re perfectly right to expect them to be there.

There’s nothing unreasonable about it.

This is that “calculative” aspect. It’s not built into your energy, but nevertheless, it’s perfectly fair for you to expect reciprocative action when you needed it.

Here’s another example of how the reciprocative principle works and how so few of us are immune from it.

Suppose you work in an organization, perhaps a music school.

And you do not support any of your colleague’s activities. Maybe because you’ve been doing it for over twenty years and you’re a little burned out.

Or maybe you’re exhausted at the end of every workday and you don’t want to hear another note of music.

Whatever it is, you do not go to their performances.

Now, do you expect any of them to show up at your performances?

If you do, you’re either a fool or an egotist. Why should they come to your performance if you don’t go to theirs?

Here, the law of a two-way dynamic exchange works with extreme clarity.

If you don’t support them, if you don’t go to their performances, don’t expect them to support you and come to yours.

And if it’s really important to you that they come to your performances, then perhaps you should start going to their performances first.

You might be amazed at how efficient the law of reciprocation is.

If you start going to their performances, I guarantee they will start coming to yours.

That’s the law of the energy of love, if they start receiving love from you, they will start sending love back to you.

No altruism, no charity, just looking out for number one.

The energy of love 2

December.15. 2017

I’ve written about this topic before. In fact, you might even say that I’m a little obsessed by it.

That obsession is partly driven by curiosity and partly by a desire to understand it better so that we could better leverage its power.

Love is, at the fundamental level, pure positive energy.

When you love something or someone, you’re releasing good positive energy towards that thing or person.

The positive energy produces good outcomes.

Which in turn produces joy.

Because all energy is tethered to its source, that good energy will find its way back to you one day.

And when it does, it will produce joy in you too.

This is the central message of the great Master two thousand years ago.

He understood that if you want to live a life filled with joy and abundance (which he metaphorized as the kingdom of heaven) you must release good positive energy to the universe.

In his words, you must love your neighbor.

This has nothing to do with being a good person, it’s not a question of morality.

It’s just understanding how the universe works and making it work for you.

If you want to tap into its true power and abundance, you must understand its laws and use them to produce the outcomes and results you desire in your life.

In other words, use them to control your destiny.

Next, how the energy of love works.

Compilation 2

December.14. 2017

Updated the compilation. Added a definition and fixed a few typos.

Version 12.14.2107

To download the book, please click on the link:

The Laws of Spiritual Energy


December.13. 2017

A little book I compiled from some previous posts:

The Laws of Spiritual Energy

The Laws of Spiritual Energy

December.11. 2017

(A little prologue to some previous posts.)

The heart of the universe is energy.

Energy is what drives everything—it’s the soul of the universe.

Understanding the energy of the universe is key to unlocking its power and harnessing it to create for yourself a life filled with joy and abundance.

Abundance in spirit rather than in material things.

This is an important distinction to make.

What we’re talking about here are things of the spirit rather than that of material things.

Material things fade over time.

Either we lose interest in them as we move to other material things, or they dematerialize over time.

Like your latest gadget, or your new car, or your new house.

Or even your new partner.

But things of the spirit last forever.

Living a good life, sowing goodwill wherever you go—in general, uplifting the rest of the universe with your spirit.

Because these seeds of the spirit will spread and replenish itself and you will find your existence uplifted with them too.

The laws I’m speaking of are universal principles—universal laws which can be found in the teachings of the great teachers.

Sometimes these teachings are direct but at other times, they’re hidden in layers of metaphors.

So no new earth shattering truths—this knowledge has been known to wise men over millennia.

Why is it important to know these truths?

They will liberate you from useless and harmful superstitions and fantastical mythologies that have no basis in reality.

The lies and made-up scenarios invented by evil and manipulative men and women over the ages to enslave mankind.

Think about it.

The two common denominators in all these scenarios are fear, especially fear of some eternal retribution. (There’s nothing uplifting about fear.)

And a preoccupation with physicality and materiality.

So for instance, a material afterlife, a physical eternal fire, or a set number of chambers of horrors, or more contemporaneously, a few dozen virgins to satisfy your physical lust.

By penetrating into the heart of things, into the spirit, you will free yourself of all the nonsense, all the lies.

And gain an understanding of the true spirit of the universe.

First, a clarification.

To differentiate it from physical energy which is what we encounter in the physical world, we’ll call the energy of the spirit, spiritual energy.

Spiritual energy is not to be confused with the “spirituality” associated with religiosity.

That “spirituality” is more superstition than spirituality.

True spirituality deals with the spirit.

The spirit of things as opposed to its physical manifestation.

For our discussion, we’ll simply refer to this spiritual energy as energy.


Pursuing shared feelings

November.22. 2017

“I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”

—Charlie Rose

Human nature is indeed fickle.

In this day and age, when it’s every man and woman for himself/herself, you can trust no one.

Pursuing shared feelings is fraught with peril. You never know when the other sharer can suddenly change and to what degree.

One minute, it’s all sweetness and warmth, the next, it’s bared fangs and loud hissing and cussing.

I’m describing, of course, what happens when you rent out a property to some tenants.

Before the lease is signed, when they’re really anxious to get into the property (translation: when they want something from you), the love is palpable. It’s all smiles and yes this and yes that.

But before your signature is barely dry on the page, the smiles have turned into frowns. And it’s ugly looks and telling you to kiss where the sun don’t shine.

If you really want to understand human nature, I highly recommend renting out your old home. And you will begin to see sides of human nature which you never thought existed.

I don’t think Mr. Rose was referring to some fickle-minded tenant when he said the above, but I’m sure the context isn’t that much different.

(And for sure, I’m going to miss his interviews.)

Potiphar’s wife

November.13. 2017

Looks like the feeding frenzy is on.

And much of it well deserved, I’m sure. People placed in high positions always too eager to take full advantage of the situation.

But what about Potiphar’s wife?

How many Potiphar’s wife’s are in the melee?

Probably not that many, but even one among them is one too many.

A thought

November.1. 2017

As I ponder the laws of energy, it seems so easy.

Just make sure you observe these laws and the kingdom of heaven is yours.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t take into account the vagaries of life and nature.

Consider this:

Why would some holy men from the East take a broom and sweep the ground before them to make sure no innocent creatures of God get trampled underfoot as they go about their business?

And so the answer came to me.

The very nature of energy means that any expenditure of it will produce ripples of impacts, intended or unintended.

Which means that unless you want to curl up somewhere and refuse to expend any more energy, your very existence will ensure that the universe will continue to be affected by your presence whether you like it or not.

And despite your best efforts, these impacts will produce positive or negative effects, depending on who is on the receiving end.

So what’s the moral here?

Do the best you can and understand that the final outcome of your energy is beyond your control.

A new epidemic

October.24. 2017

I just heard about a new epidemic sweeping the country.

It’s the loneliness epidemic.

And none other than the esteemed former surgeon general touting it on national tv.

Interesting diagnostic.

Which makes me wonder. Does this new epidemic have anything to do with the other epidemic?

The selfishness epidemic.

Otherwise known as the looking-out-for-number-one epidemic.