A lot of problems that people experience in life aren’t really as complex as they might think. Because it isn’t usually the complicated answer (a disease or devious plot) that is at the root of those issues.
It is often a simple lack of energy.
Whether we can’t think of that next sentence we need to write or feel so lazy that we can’t get out of bed, energy is what makes us go.
Another way to look at this necessary, and often lacking, component is as fuel. Fuel to power the complex machinery that is our bodies and minds.
And just like cars and computers, we need this fuel to function. If we don’t get enough of it then we are left operating at a suboptimal level – if still at all.
This fuel can take many shapes; from the tangible nutritious food and drink to the more abstract motivational quote. It also can vary depending upon the nature of its purpose – i.e., what need, physical or mental, it is fulfilling.
Regardless of origin or practice, in order to act and succeed (and to just get through the day) we must be constantly replenishing this fuel, reaching deep for new and more comprehensive ways to fill our tanks so we can just get on with living.