Sunday, 29 May 2016

Thought 226: Energy as Self-Therapy

People respond favourably to things, people, ideas, emotions that energise them. In his notebooks Nietzsche wrote that after millennia of confusion, he taught a yes to all that gives strength and justifies the feeling of strength and a no to all that makes weak and exhausts. 

Different sensibilities will be energised and depleted by different things which is why knowing the truth about oneself means coming to realise (real eyes) and actively engage in what gives one energy and minimising or even completely avoiding what spiritually depletes one. 

This is perhaps one of the most important insights in self-therapy that exists. Unlike the unconditional contemporary thinker Mark Passio, I would say that if seeking and learning the truth exhausts and depresses you without any pay off whatsoever then simply give it up.