“What are you passionate about?” A friend asked me that question on New Year’s Eve about 15 years ago. It surprised me that I had to really think about it, an answer didn’t come immediately.
Now I know the answer. It seems simple to me, and yet it’s such a part of me I think I understand why it didn’t jump out at me that night. My vision then of being passionate included the narcissistic, in your face zealot, or perhaps the high-risk, defy death, adrenaline junky.
What I’ve come to realize is that my passion purrs in the background of my daily experience. From the dictionary, passion is a “keen enthusiasm or intense desire for something” which I think is actually the smoldering “stuff” that compels us (if we listen to the call) to be more of who we authentically are. I believe now that both passion and purpose in life are the same.
Here’s what passion = purpose looks like for me: I love being with people who know themselves deeply, and especially love being with people who first grasp their deep, divine essence. My passion is to be the resource, a conduit, for this recognition of awe, wonder, and delightful acceptance of who they really are.
Recently I found old folders from a job I held in the ‘90’s. It made me smile to see how my passion = purpose was playing out then through many handouts, articles and classes around the theme of “listening to your inner wisdom to find wellness.” And 10 years prior to that I remember sitting in a graduate advisor’s office at UT telling him, “I feel a calling to help people discover how good they can feel in a body that is fit and active.” And more examples came to mind of being a teacher, sharing whatever I was into with anyone else who also wanted to be doing that thing I was doing.
What is smoldering in you? What is the theme of your life? Does it feel like your passion? How does what you do on a daily basis connect with your purpose?
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