"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions."
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing in the world will bring you more joy, more fulfillment, or more of the true essence of your being than following your passions.
You were born into this world with an innate sense of what you are truly passionate about. Your life has been set up for you to discover those things that drive you without any coaxing at all. These are the things that you naturally lean toward, the things that make you laugh…the things that make you cry…the things that draw you to them with a rope of love tied around your heart. These things are your passions.
When you follow your passions, you will find joy in the simplest things in life. You will always be enthusiastic about life and all that it has to offer. Following your passions is not only your right, but it is your duty to the Universe, and all those who share the earth with you. Your passions are with you for a very special reason.
What a View!
Following your passions will naturally, without any extra effort, allow you to accomplish your life’s purpose. Your passions will show you what you intend to do with your life. Your passions are the window to your life’s purpose…and what a view that window provides!
Naturally you came here to experience certain things. You came to expand the Universe through your experiences. You have preferences that help you decide what you want to experience…you see, your higher self knows exactly what you have planned for this life…and if you listen, it will guide you. It will guide you through your preferences…especially those that are passions. This is your higher self’s way of reminding you what you have forgotten since you arrived on this earth.
You came here with a purpose. You came for specific reasons. I am not saying that fate has your life sealed and that you have no free will…no choices. Far from it. You can accomplish your purpose in an unlimited number of ways. You can struggle, or you can enjoy the ride to the fullest, but no matter what you do, you will accomplish what you came to do…you will experience what you came to experience. Your higher self will make sure of that. It will guide you, whether you actively listen to it or not.
Sometimes it is not immediately obvious to us what our purpose is…sometimes it is. But no matter if it is obvious or not, you will find that your passions will lead you along a journey that will accomplish your purpose. Follow those passions.
Follow Your Passions to Live Fully
Why would you not follow your passions? Following them will allow you to live an exhilarating life. You will be happy at every turn. Your life will seem magical. You will be unstoppable. However, there are many of us who pay far too much attention to what others think. We listen to them as they tell us what we should be doing with our lives (usually this is designed either to have us live the life they would like to live, or to sabotage us as we start to make too much progress toward what WE want to do.) We listen to them, even though they do not seem to be happy with life…and they are often bent on making you just as miserable, or better yet, more miserable, than they are. Why should you have a good life if they don’t?
Don’t get me wrong, I believe most people are good people. They don’t do things to hurt you at a conscious level, but they do offer advice “with your best interest in mind” that may not serve you. This is YOUR life, not theirs. Live YOUR life your own way. Follow your passions, even if it is not the popular thing to do. If the people in your life really don’t like it, they will find reasons to stay out of your life, and they will be replaced by better suited people.
Follow your passions. They are the windows to your life’s purpose. Live your life on purpose. Challenge those who try to dictate how you live and what you do. It is YOUR life. They are YOUR passions.
Take Up the Challenge
I hope that you will take up the challenge of living your life in your passions. I hope you will take up the challenge to defy the odds and live a happy and fulfilled life.
Leave us a comment and let us know how you are following your passions. What are the things in your life that drive your forward? What is it that you know you need to do? What draws you to it with unrelenting steadiness?