The concept of effort is misinterpreted in the modern society, but is also important to understand if we want to success in the development of our hidden possibilities. Even if many persons claim that they make incredible sacrifices in their lives, effort is a very rare, and even when it happens, it remains far below our possibilities. But, in this so hated act is kept all the secrets of our hidden energies, our unexpressed possibilities.
Let’s imagine that every human being has three energy reservoirs: the first containing the physical and mental energy necessary to function in our daily life; the second contains an additional energy we use when the conditions require to overcome the habitual limits of the first container- we rarely get some fuel from this container for our tendency to protect ourselves from efforts; the third container keeps an incredible, qualitative and unlimited energy, almost ignored by the majority. If we could understand the way to gain fuel from this container, we could achieve an integral transformation and unlimited possibilities.
To achieve the energy of the third container, we have to consume the content of the first two, and this is what we obtain from the practice of the conscious effort. To perform such kind of effort, we must apply all our physical, emotive or mental possibilities, depending of the effort we have to do. The most important factor of this effort is that we have to struggle for something we can’t gain any interest without any external solicitation. For example, a person who has to work ten hours a day, to maintain, in this field of inner work obtains less than someone who decides to perform some physical work without any specific motivation except to obtain a different state of consciousness.
Obtaining the “power of action” means performing conscious efforts, we must get the hidden power of our Being. We must use our human machine at the full of her potentials.
If we want to learn a new language, the quickest way is to over fatigue our brain with more information than usual: if we can memorize 6 words in one day, we must improve our possibilities and memorize 60 words, and this process mustn’t be stopped for the reason that this task appears impossible.
If we want to success in this field of the inner work, we have to “overload” both body and mind with new rhythms, different from our habits. This will produce a real shock to our psycho- physical structure: both our mind and body are conditioned, and breaking their habits, overloading them, they’ll be forced to gain additional energies to achieve the goal imposed.
Through the acceleration of the rhythms, developing more intense actions without taking care of tiredness, we’ll notice a positive enhancement of our emotional energies, and the fatigue we usually escape would become a Cult of Ecstasy.