I’ve thought for weeks and weeks about how I can incorporate this idea into my other blogs, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it should be a stand-alone concept, as it’s had such a profound impact on my way of thinking.
The idea is that we should all apply the law of the conservation of energy to the way we interact with people every day.
I’ve often heard comments about how my mood is so stable. I’m rarely angry or worked up. If I do happen to be upset, it’s generally targeted correctly because nearly 10 years of customer service has taught me that being angry at people you just happen to encounter is not a pleasant way to interact with other human beings.
Conservation of energy
I know that my approach is probably rooted deeper than this idea I heard in a music documentary a few years ago, but it does a better job of summing up my attitude than I could. A Minneapolis band called Cloud Cult released a documentary about their band and its journey. The band is notorious for putting on incredible, uplifting and emotional shows, and when pressed about this fact, the lead singer said something that really stuck with me.
He explained that his approach to connecting with or performing for others is based on the law of conservation of energy, which states that energy can be neither created or destroyed, it just changes form and flows from one place to another. He believes that this is also true about human energy. If you’re constantly putting out good energy, you’re changing negative energy into positive and putting it out into the world, but the same is true for the opposite. He said that putting out positive energy is our responsibility.
Changing energy every day
At first it sounds a little silly. Really? I doubt that physics laws were developed to explain how we interact as people. However, why can’t it be true? We are all just walking around mixing with others all day, every day. Isn’t it possible that we’re just exchanging and changing the form of the energy flowing through each of us? If we all concentrate on putting out positive energy, couldn’t it change the dynamic of the community we live in?