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Laura

I was recently trying to explain to someone how "visiting with friends" or "socializing with friends" is very fun - and I do like it - but it is not enough - it is not all I need to balance my life. I was trying to explain how, after I am done talking with someone, I also then need something else to restore the "umph" and the "calm" inside of me. After reading your blog, I identify this "umph" and this "calm" as energy.

I am a very busy (probably over-scheduled) person who is seeing a therapist and a dietitian to recover from an eating disorder. I notice that when I feel "off my center," my food is also very off. When I can find a way to feel centered and spiritually full, I am much less symptomatic. Being centered and spiritually full does have to do with balancing my life. However, more so, it has to do with restoring my energy.

What you wrote really resonated with me. When you talked about feeling some of your energy leave with a person after talking with them, I nodded in understanding. I love talking - LOVE IT - and I love being with people - but I know what you mean about it taking energy out of you. I know what you mean when you say you can sense the energy leaving with the other person. I know what you mean when you say you can sense the energy in the room. I know exactly (well, i think I know exactly) what you mean when you say you shift your energy based off the energy of the other person. Thank you for writing about energy. It makes a lot of sense to me. It explains myself to me. I, too, need to take the time to restore my energy (my chi). I can feel my energy come back in me with many of the same things you named (love, walks, gentle touch, music, rest). Warm showers and lying still also serve to restore my energy I think.

Thank you again for writing your blog. I will listen to, respect, and respond to my energy levels. Thank you.

Laura

I was recently trying to explain to someone how "visiting with friends" or "socializing with friends" is very fun - and I do like it - but it is not enough - it is not all I need to balance my life. I was trying to explain how, after I am done talking with someone, I also then need something else to restore the "umph" and the "calm" inside of me. After reading your blog, I identify this "umph" and this "calm" as energy.

I am a very busy (probably over-scheduled) person who is seeing a therapist and a dietitian to recover from an eating disorder. I notice that when I feel "off my center," my food is also very off. When I can find a way to feel centered and spiritually full, I am much less symptomatic. Being centered and spiritually full does have to do with balancing my life. However, more so, it has to do with restoring my energy.

What you wrote really resonated with me. When you talked about feeling some of your energy leave with a person after talking with them, I nodded in understanding. I love talking - LOVE IT - and I love being with people - but I know what you mean about it taking energy out of you. I know what you mean when you say you can sense the energy leaving with the other person. I know what you mean when you say you can sense the energy in the room. I know exactly (well, i think I know exactly) what you mean when you say you shift your energy based off the energy of the other person. Thank you for writing about energy. It makes a lot of sense to me. It explains myself to me. I, too, need to take the time to restore my energy (my chi). I can feel my energy come back in me with many of the same things you named (love, walks, gentle touch, music, rest). Warm showers and lying still also serve to restore my energy I think.

Thank you again for writing your blog. I will listen to, respect, and respond to my energy levels. Thank you.

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