I think of a few things I love to do--gardening, golfing, swimming--and while they all take physical effort, I always feel good after time spent doing any of those. It is energizing to do the things we love.
I can capitalize "Something Bigger," seeing it as another name for Higher Power or God or Spirit. It is certainly our source of energy, and confidence in It is empowering.
I also note that losing myself in something bigger can suck the life out of me. This would be a "something bigger" that is negative and/or over which I have no control. This fall has been a difficult time where I have been lost in grief and hugely-failed expectations. I am very aware of the energy drain I've been living in over the past few months.
Such is the ebb and flow of life.
|Poinsettias in Jamaica,|
after a rain shower