Faith is not a cushion for me to fall back upon; it is my working energy.
-Helen Keller

From "365 Energy Boosters," by Susannah Seton and Sondra Kornblatt:

For each of us, our life force manifests in four kinds of energy: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. And they are not separate-each profoundly affects the others. Each also is associated with a particular element. Your physical energy is earth energy. Emotional energy is associated with water-tears, overflowing feelings. Mental energy corresponds to the air, the energy of consciousness, while fire-passion, commitment-is associated with spiritual energy.

Each of us has a particular energy habit, a way of relying on certain of these energies when we face obstacles or challenges in our lives. Some of us are very 'fiery,' responding passionately to almost everything. Others use air strategies, becoming very mental or analytic. Others overflow with feelings (water); still others get very stubborn and unmoving (earth). What is your primary energy habit? Do you use them all? Do you over-rely on one? In what situations do you use which? The more we become conscious about these energies, the more choice we have to use one or another, where appropriate."

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