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It can be quite easy in this world to stumble through life doing the same, repetitious routine day after day, week after week, month after month. Life in the slow lane has been the norm of our society for far too long. It is now time to reconnect with our passions in life.
Our passions are our gifts to the world. I say that because when you are living your passion, you are following your heart. If you have found your passion, then you undoubtedly feel that intense burning within your heart. It is like a fuel for a grand, eternal fire that is hotter and brighter than a thousand suns.
Do not worry if you have not found your passion, your gift to the world, yet. Les Brown says, “You have to be patient, persistent and positive.”
Here are the three great ways to find and follow your passion.
1. BECOME THE YES MAN/WOMAN
Albert Einstein once said, “You can’t solve a problem with the same level of consciousness that created it.” You cannot find your passion by doing the same thing day in and day out. When you are given an opportunity to do something new and have a different experience than you normally do, take it.
Seek new experiences, new environments and new people. Say “Yes” when a friend or family member asks if you would like to go with them, wherever that may be. Each time you say “Yes” you open yourself up to new opportunities. Become comfortable being uncomfortable.
Please use your discretion when doing this. If you have a bad feeling deep within you, listen to your intuition. Just don’t use it as an excuse to start saying “No”.
2. BE MINDFUL
This is a key point to many articles that I write. I believe it is fundamental to our journey in life. Becoming mindful of our thoughts, how we are feeling emotionally and physically is a way to reconnect with our natural guidance system, or our internal compass if you will. You will naturally move into the current, the flow, of life by listening to them.
This current of life, the flow of life, exists to guide your ship in the direction of your passion. You can practice being mindful by simply allowing your thoughts to arise without trying to hold them back and or change them. Allow them to float down the stream of consciousness so they may be guided to the proper destination. Do this daily along with becoming aware of what and how your physical body is feeling and what emotions you are feeling.
Don’t resist any of these feelings. You will begin to realise what it is that is distracting you or keeping you from pursuing your passion. It could be a childhood experience, a bad relationship or fear of being judged. When you become aware of what it is, you can make a conscious choice to start changing it.
Each day ask yourself these three questions. “What am I thinking about right now?” “How is my body feeling?” “What emotions am I feeling?” You may start to become aware of that fire that was always inside of you, but you never knew it was there.
3. BECOME INVOLVED
This one differs from being the “Yes” man or woman because deciding to go somewhere isn’t the same as becoming involved somewhere. You could be just another person in the crowd, or you could be a major part of creating a special moment. One of the easiest ways to do this is to ask, “How can I help?”
When you become involved, you are being active in creating an experience. You are not just a pawn in a chess game, you are the person moving the pawns. When someone hands you an instrument, even if you’ve never played before, take it and start experimenting with it. There are many professional musicians who would have never played an instrument had they not taken that first step in experimenting.
BONUS. DON’T GIVE UP
It may be an obvious one, but that doesn’t make it any less important. People fail It is a part of life. The only real failure is not getting up and trying again.
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