When we talk about obsession, we will be drawn towards one side of perspective, which is the negative ones. The feeling is like addiction towards something or inability to control the compulsive desire. That’s probably how far we label the energy of obsession.
Now I want you to step out from that perspective. Let’s see and understand Obsession at its finest seed. Let’s look at it when it is still raw. What is an obsession and how it helps us to look at the Micro Universe when our physical senses could only sense the Macro Universe?
Obsession – The Magnifying Glass.
Have you ever obsess about something or someone that you could not stop paying attention to the details of the object? Obsession, by its nature is here to give us space to focus on details. When we obsess about something, we start to see details in the obsession like shapes, movements, sounds and etc. Obsession is like the magnifying glass that brings the Micro Universe to the surface. Basically it would make our life feels richer.
The Micro Universe is so subtle and often unrecognised until someone focuses on it. However, it requires a deep passion towards the object before one can focus. The raw energy of obsession is to help us focus, and expand our awareness on it.
I believe everyone has the seed of obsession that waits for the right moment. If you haven’t taste obsession, the energy moves like waves. At times, the waves are in harmony. It can be gentle and tender, and it can be intense and raging. It pushes you to the peak and then pulls you to the valley of the waves. That will give you focus on the micro and then back to the macro Universe, so to speak. It will enhance your emotions to the deepest source and then pull you back out to (so-called) reality.
How to Ride Your Obsession in the Healthy Way?
Although obsession mostly relates to negativity, if you experience the energy without labelling the good and bad and without reacting unconsciously towards it, you can ride the waves into details of creations without harming yourself and others. If you are aware that obsession is just an energy you need to focus, you could enjoy the beauty of everything without trying to taint it with addiction or attachment.
The keywords here is to be conscious when you ride the obsession. Any sort of attachment can lead to addiction towards certain emotions and anxiety. When you pulled to focus on the things that excite you and then you find it hard to get out, then that could be the sign of addiction. Any obsession that harm your Soul and/or others, is unhealthy.
The Glimpse of Obsession.
The common obsession that you can experience is when you first fall in love or when you found something that triggers the deepest love in you. This is where you start to pay attention and give in to every energy that can uplift your ability to focus. The recent collective obsession (healthy ones) is the Colouring Books for Adult, which is used to reduce stress and increase the capacity to focus. Another example of obsession is Pokemon Go. Although it is just a game, it has increased the potential for addiction rather than increase the ability to focus on the Micro Universe. This is where many of us find it hard to get out from the obsession until the energy subsides on its own.
Use the energy of Obsession to help you see the details of Life. No matter how fun or excited you get with the obsession, practice moderation. Ride the waves and then get back to the shore so you don’t lose yourself in the sea of Obsession.