When we slow the mind and turn our attention away from distractions and conditional thinking, we clear the conduit of vital energy, the basis of our being.
All life is energy; all existence is energy. It seems infinite. Energy is the core of our being.
It is easy to waste. A fast, untrained mind is a vast energy sink. Thoughts consume vital energy like a maelstrom spins water.
When we slow our thoughts and control them, when we tame the wind of our thoughts, we reclaim that vital energy in great measure.
When we think about ourselves, brood upon ourselves, the drain of energy is enormous.
When we think about others and engage in selfless activity, we gain energy.