Living a Passionate Life
Passion is the fire that gets you moving. Without passion, all you do is get things done. You can achieve, but you need to ask yourself: Was the process fun? Did I end up where I wanted to end up? Did I grow or learn?
My vision of creation is that passion, our enthusiasm for what we are doing, is the core of our creation. If you not getting joy from doing something or will be in the future-why do it?
Passion anchors us back to our emotions. Passion shows up when we are open and expressive. Not limited by our shadows (our limiting beliefs), these open emotions are the set-up for passion. Experiencing and expressing your emotion of fear as you keep moving forward allows the fear to evolve into excitement.
Accepting and releasing the limiting emotions and shadows of the past permit you to express. Only though expression will there be room for passion to show up. Controlled emotions means controlled passion. Healing can be an inner journey; the expression of your passion to create is an outward journey.
Having a dream, vision, mission and goals are important, but without passion, there is no fuel to drive them. Without passion, you are just going through the motions. You may succeed, but will you create? Will you inspire? Will you change the planet?
Given that passion is at the core of creating-how do we support each other in tapping into our passions? I propose that you first need to ask yourself where your passion lies. What increases it? Where is the edge you are afraid to cross? How do you activate your passion? In the local men’s group we created, we are always asking what do you feel? Here we focus more on the question-what do you want.
If you are serious about creating, I encourage you to find a partner to support and be supported by as you travel this journey. Ask the above questions of your partner.
My experience with most achievement groups or processes is that they are strong on techniques. They tend to be weak on the emotions and passions fueling the creation. Start dreaming into your passions and your feelings about them. As you support each other in accomplishing your tasks, stay focused on the passion. Listen for it in your partner’s speaking. Is she or he just going through the motions? Where is the passion?
Support his or her passion with your enthusiasm. Let each of your passions spark the other. It’s true, what we focus on is what we create. I will always take more passion-will you? Let us know what your feelings are around passion.
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