Finding Your True Passion In Life


How can you find your passion in life? You need only look inside yourself: You already have it; you only have access to it. Your very soul is a passionate ball of fire — a burning flame waiting to be released. Like a pilot flame, your passionate, fiery soul needs to be fanned so it manifests in your life. When you release your fire (some call it your inner child, some call it your soul), the flame inside you grows stronger.

How do you get the fire going?

Start by getting to know yourself well. Find out what makes you tick. Nurture your inner self and your inherent passions will begin to emerge. The more you feed and fuel your inner flame, the more your passions will come alive.

Exiled Passion

Even in the worst cases of apathy, the “pilot” passion is still there, though it is concealed or displaced — in “exile.” It is diminished, but it still burns. It simply does not have a way to manifest. One problem that “exiled” passion creates is that since the passionate soul naturally wants to express itself and surge forward, without healthy outlets people will look for unhealthy places to express that intensity in ways that are destructive to self and others, such as gambling, drugs, inappropriate relationships and other addictions.

Channeling Your Passion

The challenge for you, and for every one of us, is how to channel the inherent intensity of your soul into something healthy and eternal. For example: The passion of intimacy can be channeled into marrying your soul mate and building a purposeful life together. Sexual passion is not bad; it actually is a very sacred form of energy — the issue is where and how you direct it. Another example: You might have a passion for football or other sports. Can you channel that passion for action, competition, teamwork, and scoring points into building something that will leave a positive mark on the world?

Exercise: Ask yourself: How can I turn my passions for material/physical pleasure into passions for truly soul-satisfying pursuits?  Journal about it on MyMLC.

Go deeper into this subject: What Are You Passionate About? | Passion and Complacency | Crime of Passion | Two Things You Need to Succeed in Life

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