The Essence of Energy: A Deep Dive into Inner Wealth


Good morning, good afternoon, wherever you are. This is Chris, and today we’re indoors. It’s just too bloody cold on the beach right now—one degree, with howling winds. After a fantastic day in Bondi yesterday, I’ve decided to snuggle up in my office. So, here we are.

The Central Role of Energy

If you were to distil everything you know about life—living, families, money-making, health, interactions, buying, owning, losing, mental health, religion—into one word, what would it be? For me, and for those who aspire to be inner wealth-driven, that word is energy. Not good energy or bad energy—just energy. Life itself is energy.

From your first breath to your last, it’s all about energy. Interactions with others, mobile phone calls, and even AI—are all forms of energy transfer. Energy originates from the sun, and the first energy we know in life comes from our mother. However, this connection is eventually severed, leading us on a quest to find our own energy, often through emotions.

Emotion: Energy in Motion

Emotion is essentially energy in motion. There are good emotions that build energy and negative emotions that waste it. Therefore, summarising achievement, success, happiness, health, and healing can be boiled down to energy management.

Low energy and low emotion are often physicalised. For example, if you wake up wanting vigorous exercise or work hard all day for money, that’s emotion expressed physically. Physical money for physical effort, joy from surfing, or any other physicalised experience—it’s all about turning energy into emotion and vice versa.

The Impact of Emotions on Performance

In any sport, positive reinforcement results in good emotion and efficient energy use, while negative reinforcement leads to bad emotion and energy wastage. So, the conversation about energy is essentially about emotion.

If a bad event happens, we react—that’s human. The question is, how long do we react for? Bad events have a shelf life, and in time, we might see them as beneficial. For example, a divorce may initially seem disastrous, but later we may find ourselves thankful for the new direction it prompted.

The Inevitability of Bad Emotions

Life operates at the border of order and chaos. Bad things happen, and how we handle these bad emotions is crucial. Mass consciousness often misinterprets concepts like gratitude, masking bad emotions with a facade of positivity. Authentic emotion management is vital.

Transitioning Bad Experiences

The ultimate goal is to transition a bad experience quickly and authentically so that it no longer feels negative. Events are just events until we judge them. By reframing our perception of events, we can manage our energy more effectively, choosing to direct it positively.

The Power of Thoughts

Our thoughts, even the secret ones, permeate everything we do. Negative thoughts can disturb our peace, often surfacing during quiet moments. Meditation’s original purpose was to help us observe and understand these underlying emotions.

Stripping Away Inauthenticity

Stripping away inauthentic selves is complicated by societal noise and the branding of ‘good’ traits like gratitude. These traits, if masking negative emotions, can be detrimental. Therefore, an effective check-sheet process is recommended to balance and understand our daily actions, reduce bad emotions, and allow us to choose positive thoughts.

Choosing Positive Emotions

Positive emotions like joy and love create significant results with minimal energy consumption. Although negative emotions like anger, frustration, and jealousy drive action, they consume enormous energy for little return.

One of the promises of inner wealth is that you will come home from work with more energy than you left with, in the morning. How? By being conscious and honest with yourself all day. Use a four-column check sheet: what you did well, what was bad about it, how you could improve, and what you did badly and what was good about it. This process is not mental gymnastics; it’s about authentic self-assessment.

Processing Emotions Authentically

People often think they’re in a good place, but they’re protecting negative emotions they’re unaware of. The four-column process extracts these hidden negatives and balances them out. It pushes us to be honest, not allowing the ego to protect us from feared negative emotions.

Mass consciousness attaches to negative emotions that drive massive action with little reward. You must identify and process these emotions efficiently to lead in business, family, or personal life. The four-column or 14-column processes help in this regard.

Healing and Energy Management

Life breaks us sometimes—our bodies, minds, finances, or jobs. Organic recovery from these breaks is slow and often leads to more negative emotions and energy drainage. Instead, choose your emotions wisely. High emotions consume little energy but produce significant results. Low emotions produce much activity but little result.

Focus on clear, emotionally succinct experiences for effective healing, love, and productivity. Channel your energy into what you truly want. If you’re not prepared to do this, it might be because you don’t genuinely desire what you’re doing.


Mass consciousness and organic recovery don’t work. They mask underlying negative emotions, leading to energy wastage and early burnout. Authentic self-assessment and conscious energy management are crucial for a fulfilling life.

This is Chris. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s session. It’s a bit different but very powerful and important. Have a great day.

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