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Engaging a Simpler Energy

Sep 30, 2021 12:35PM ● By Shae Marcus

by Matt Preston 

There are many complications in life these days, though no doubt the same has been said since languages were first developed. With that in mind, there are a few ways to recognize and engage various energies everyone may encounter throughout their day, and how to keep things simple and moving along. 

To start with the not so great—negative energy and all that it encompasses. Now this is something that is relative to each person and circumstance, as what is severe to some is not as bad for others. Getting cut off in traffic for example, could lead to an expletive-filled reaction or much worse scenarios. Perhaps the best way to move forward from such occurrences is to recognize how much simpler life can be when the focus isn’t on that kind of headspace. 

Another simplified version of negative energy is more of an ambivalent kind; that it isn’t as bad as it can be but not that positive either. Think of this as just a “meh” kind of feeling, where the day isn’t awful by any means, but it’s just dragging on at the same time. Not sustaining the extreme negatives is good for obvious reasons, but treading in the malaise life serves up sometimes can really bring things down, too. 

Like anything else, how this is engaged is what counts. Sure, being stuck in traffic, as that is evidently the go-to example for this article, can feel like it’s dragging on for hours, and sometimes it does. However, things could always be worse, up to and including being the reason traffic is stopped in the first place, so it’s important to keep a simple perspective on things. 

Naturally, the best simplified energy to engage is the positive kind and the many awesome ways this can manifest. Find something better when things are firing on all cylinders such as a car that’s going the speed limit from point A to B with no problems, or probably a little faster because this is Jersey and all. 

Thankfully, there are other simple things in life to enjoy and utilize that bring this energy to the forefront. Enjoying life’s creature comforts is one easy way to do so. Food, water, shelter, the convenience of technology and the benefits of proper hygiene, eating healthy and staying active are all awesome things. 

In the end, it can sometimes be easier to engage a more complicated energy or to use that as the preferred method of living. Everyone does this throughout their lives at times, but there is such a simpler way to yield a better space in your head and heart. And the results couldn’t be more obvious which path is better to choose … Like the back roads no one knows about during rush hour, which gets the commute wrapped up that much quicker … Not dissimilar to this article and the focused theme of driving and traffic for some reason. 


Matt Preston is a creative and professional writer from Gloucester Township in South Jersey. Writing is one of his passions, body, mind and soul wellness one of his goals, and belief in destiny his continual motivation. His website and podcast can be found 

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