Now, I'm not trying to say that you, or I, just need to give ourselves pep talks before a mirror, and paste a smile on our face. This isn't pop psychology here. The wellspring of vital energy penetrates deep into concerns archetypal and collective. It swells forth spiritual yet sexual, ecstatic and horrific. It is the flowing spring of life energy and creativity that surges through your soul and the history of the human beings. It is both behind and beyond, above and beneath, tapped into the Creator of the Universe.
But, putting aside the flowery language, a down-to-earth picture is to imagine turning on the power at the breaker box in your house. It isn't something you make happen, it's something you tap in to. Suddenly the whole house lights up, and comes alive with humming, scintillating, electrical readiness. Every facility jumps alive at the touch of a button. Likewise, your body and mind are wired for life's energies. So, if you can't turn them on, you may have things in the way, and such a tangle that you can't find the plug anymore. That needs to be gotten into and cleared away. It may be a little, or a lot, but it's important to get into that and start thinking, while you're lying on the couch unable to get out the door.