There’s a formula I first encountered in Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet & Healing System that holds V=P-0 (Vitality = Power – Obstruction). The degree of vim, vigor and youthfulness you experience (i.e. your vitality) is not only a function of your nutrition (power), but also a function of the degree of obstruction present in your system. In other words, the more blockage that exists in your system, –caused by toxins and accumulated, uneliminated matter in your colon, intestines, blood vessels–the less vitality you will be able to manifest. This explains why even several days–even weeks–into an extended water fast, you’ll experience tremendous surges of energy even though you’re not eating any solid food–fasting allows the body to purge itself of toxins and other obstructions.
I’ve modified it slightly to be V = P2 – O where P2 is “Potential Power”
Now, as is usually the case with universal truth, the VPO formula has applications to many other areas of life. So, expanding Ehret’s formula to living your passion and purpose, we can postulate that
Value = Passion * Purpose – Obstruction.
In other words, the value that you ultimately bring to the world is a function of your passion MINUS any obstruction (internal or external) that you allow to block your flow, whether those obstructions be your fears, your perceived limitations, or other people’s expectations of you.
Similarly, when it comes to your vision, we find that
Vision = Position * Perch – Obstruction.
What you envision for yourself and your future is function of where you stand–your position or perch–MINUS any obstructions that block your view.