I was reading David Rakoff today and he made a very excellent point about the importance of energy in terms of having a spiritual life.
The point he made was that when you have a large gathering of people in a room all facing the same way and focusing their energy on something , you have the creation of some very positive energy.
I think this is true.
Think of the feeling and sense of belief that people get from going to church.
Or think of when you go to a concert and the band is really good and everyone else is grooving and enjoying it, you really can not help but ride the energy wave and have a good time.
Or think about the negative energy on a subway when everyone is facing the same way and all are anticipating their destination and the crowd and what not and the atmosphere is very unhappy. Think about it, when you ride the subway and their is not a lot of people it is a much more enjoyable experience then when the car is packed. The energy is part of what makes it enjoyable or unenjoyable. I think that part of it is up to the individual, but I also think that part of it is the vive that the energy of all of those people together sends out into the world.
So what does all of this mean?
I have no idea.
But at least I am beginning to understand human energy and the way in which it can change a situation and make it more or less enjoyable than what it was before.