Considering Your Ideal Energetic Effect

A couple of days ago, I had a phone call with someone who was extremely worried and in a state of panic.

After doing my best to help and resolve the situation, we ended the call.

I noticed that I could now feel anxiety in my own body — a kind of residue that had been left over from the interaction — and it took a while to shake off.

The experience made me realise just how fluid our emotional states are and that emotions pass from person to person, almost like a cold or flu.

This was a good reminder to me that, at our core, we are energy.

And the energy we cultivate is influencing those around us all of the time.

Therefore, I want to be intentional about the emotional energy I bring to the world and to be conscious about the kind of energetic impact I am having on others.

My best teacher in this area is my dog Bella.

I leave every interaction with her feeling uplifted, with a renewed sense of playfulness and lightness about the world.

As Maya Angelou puts it:

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”

If this is important to you too, a good question to think about is:

What is the ideal energetic effect I’d like to have on others?


What is the emotional residue I’d like to leave people with after they interact with me?

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Niall McKeever

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