Passion is a gift of the spirit combined with the totality of all the experiences we’ve lived through. It endows each of us with the power to live and communicate with unbridled enthusiasm.
Passion is most evident when the mind, body, and spirit work together to create, develop and articulate or make manifest our feelings, ideas and most sacred values.
Passion enables us to overcome obstacles (both real and imagined) and to see the world as a place of infinite potential. The passionate spirit looks at every occurrence and discovers the golden kernels of what can be, what should be and what will be.
Passion shapes our existence, fuels the fires of inspiration and makes the heart and mind open to changes all around us. It is food for the soul, a spark that re-illuminates our purpose and mission for being here.
Passion is yours to experience and revel in. And even if it causes you to scrape your knees or fall into that raging river called life, passion is your birthright. It is within you. It is yours to discover and master.
Acknowledging the sadness, inequality, pain, and evil in the world and getting through anyways
You are capable of many things. But you will achieve those things by doing more and praying, wishing and hoping less.
You will have to be courageous. You will have to use your words to speak up and speak out. You will have to do things without asking for permission or expecting acknowledgment, encouragement or a single grain of gratitude, praise, or recognition.
The reward is the action itself. It’s the knowledge that you are a bit closer to getting what you seek. If this satisfaction is insufficient motivation to get you to take actions daily, then you will stay precisely where you are.
Or, you’ll fall further into crisis or misery or unhappiness or regret. And for better or worse, you deserve to be there.
Hell is a human construct. If you choose to live in a hell of your creation, you should live their alone. People often say that misery loves company. True. But the noble thing is to live miserably in solitude, especially when it’s your laziness or apathy keeping you in the place you are now.