Monday, November 30, 2009
Passion (from the Latin verb patior, meaning to suffer or to endure, also related to compatible) is an emotion applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something. The term is also often applied to a lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity or love.
I love the word "passion" and all that it conjers up. If you have passion you have enthusiasm, drive and a genuine love that is not false. When people are passionate about something you can see it in their eyes, hear it in their voice and feel it eminating from them. Its positive energy and it breeds more positive actions and feelings.
I'm passionate about living a healthy balanced life. I'm passionate about eating good food thats nutritious, tastes great and is good for me. I'm passionate about enjoying treats in moderation so that life is enjoyed and not lived as a string of denials and deprivation. I'm passionate about running and weight training and how great both make me feel. I'm passionate about taking good care of myself physically and mentally. I havent discovered spirituality. There are many more things I'm passionate about.
But sadly there are things that I'm just NOT passionate about and despite telling myself that its all good and how good I've got it and how lucky I am, I'm just not fooling myself. Makes THAT aspect of my life difficult.
So deep down I know I'm capable of so much more. My journey is still in its early phases. There is still a long way to go and my route hasnt been mapped out. But without this passion in another slice of my life's pie I find I'm stumbling along. Taking some steps forward and then falling over again. I want to get up and run. I need to get up and run but I keep tripping over my own feet and falling down.
The solution is out there or maybe its in me. Time to go and take a long hard look.
Posted by Magda at 8:48 PM