Ignite Your Passion
Passion is love on the move. It is boundless energy that pumps through your veins and makes you feel alive. Passion comes from the heart, and is fuelled by the fire in the belly.
When you have passion, you:
- Have seemingly endless energy for something you love to do, have or be
- Will make significant sacrifices to find an outlet for your passion
- Light up the people around you as though they have received something truly amazing and special
Passion is different from just ‘loving something’ or being good at something. True passion is fiery and can be expressed with love or with anger. It is the friction between the feelings of love and hate that creates passion. So when you are passionate about something, you are equally as passionate about the opposite.
What you love
What you hate (the opposite of what you love)
If your passion is playing music as therapy for the elderly because you love seeing their faces light up and their health improve, you will get angry when you see older people stuck in nursing homes who feel un-inspired and un-stimulated and don’t have access to alternative therapies that could give them a better life.
If your passion is assisting people find direction and purpose in life because you love seeing people living their ‘calling’ with confidence, you will hate it when people waste their lives feeling lost and aimless without realising their potential. (Yes that’s me!)
Your passion should get the fire in your belly smoking. This fire is what enables you to keep expressing your passion without becoming tired or losing interest. When expressed freely, your passion effects the world around you in a positive way. It touches people’s hearts and inspires change.
Understand Your Story
Everybody has a story. Your story, the journey of your life so far, is part of your identity; it’s how your soul has chosen to learn and evolve through experience. Your life is a testament to your unique wisdom.
Wisdom = Knowledge + Experience
When you understand your story, you:
- Begin to heal your past through reframing your mistakes
- Build your confidence through acknowledging your triumphs
- Show others how they can learn from your life experience
Every story has a moral that highlights the purpose of your life experiences. Experiences that share a common theme will continue showing up in your life to teach you pearls of wisdom. These pearls of wisdom not only help you to understand your gifts, they also hold to the key to sharing them.
It takes courage and time to reveal the moral of your story, but when you do, you are able to use it to connect with others who relate and benefit from the wisdom of your experience.
Action Steps For This Week
Complete the following exercises in Google Drive* in preparation for your call this week:
- Your Passion + Fiery Passion Meditation
- Your Story
*If you do have a Google/gmail, log in and click on ‘Shared with Me’ on the left hand column to access the above exercises. If you do not have a Google/gmail account, you can still use Google Drive without signing in. Check your inbox (or junk mail) for an email from Google and click on the link. This way, you will be able to share your responses with me and we’ll both be on the same page when you’re asking questions during the group sessions.