THE PASSIONATE LIFE
“Rrring!” The alarm clock wakes you up. You get dressed, you go to work, and maybe do some groceries or errands or see some friends. Then you get home. Watch the television, do household chores and sleep. Is this really just another day in your life? Are you one of the few million people who seem to go through the motions of life, living it as it is, and waiting for something exciting to fall in your hands?
Most people do not live their lives with passion and intensity. In fact, about 75% of the population does not even know what their true passion is. And it is just upsetting because passion is something everyone must have. Passion fuels desire and excitement. It creates motivation and encouragement. It brings joy and energy. It is what sparks a fire to start doing things you want to do like starting a business or getting that long-deserved break you need. Passion spawns persistence. And a life filled with passion brings happiness. Happiness and passion walk hand in hand.
It is possible to live a life with passion. Do not just sit there and believe that your everyday tasks is all there is. It’s a great big world out there and the world has so much to offer if you only know how to look for it. Take today and everyday with zest. Learn something new. Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Do not fear.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
Look inside yourself and find out what makes you come alive. What animates your senses? What makes you take your breath away? What lightens up your face? What turns on your creativity? And what makes you face your fears head on even when you’re uncertain? The answer to all those questions is where your passion lies. Pursue that passion. Chase it.
“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping…waiting…and though unwanted…unbidden…it will stir…open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us…guides us…passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have. Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love…the clarity of hatred…and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we’d know some kind of peace…but we would be hollow. Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead” Joss Whedon
Passion may hurt us. It may even fail us. But to live a life without passion is meaningless. The journey to life is amazing and we need to have that passion- for a career, a loved one, relationships- for ourselves and for the world. Make an impact to the people around you. Live life with vigor! Truly live.
“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” Federico Fellini