Enthusiasm: Light a Fire

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By Kenton Sefcik

As a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, I see and treat a lot of depression.

I truly enjoy treating anxiety and depression because, with the help of a few needles, I have a couple of go-to tools that I pass on to my patients.

One of my favourite quotes that help me explain depression to my patients is:

“Depression is anger without enthusiasm.”

What this means to me, is that deep inside a person, there is anger – but the key lies in what we do with it.  What is anger?  What is rage?  What is frustration, fear, jealousy and hate?  I call it Pure Energy – or rather Pure Potential.

Imagine if that Pure Potential could be harnessed.  What if it could be channeled into our passions and our dreams?  What would that look like?

We could smash fear, open our creativity and use it as fuel to propel us closer to a life that we envision.

So go ahead.  Don’t be afraid.  Use that Pure Potential that is buried deep inside you – perhaps that you purposefully stuffed way down there yourself.  Use it to light a fire.

“Pain is a fire, that incinerates Karma, and fuels evolutionary change.” – Lonny S.  Jarrett

Editor’s Note: Kenton Sefcik is a father, husband, Registered Acupuncturist, published author and martial artist. You can read more of his ramblings at AMSDaily and at Dark Wing Chun.