You know the feeling. The rush when you are fully immersed in doing something that you love down to your core. Time bears no consequence to the present moment. In fact, it moves too quickly as you savor each minute, whether it is while singing or dancing or climbing a mountain. Miles of bike trails pass beneath the rubber tires that bear the weight of your passion. Scents swirl in the air, luring those you love to partake of your latest culinary concoction. A child’s smile fuels your conviction as you offer them your gentle care. The drive is undeniable. The joy is simply unmatched.
But, then there’s the heartbreak of a passion lost. Maybe it comes from rounds of rejection that lead you to just give it up. Or from the doubting words of those who are closest to you. Their motive is unclear, yet they strike with such precision at the most tender and vulnerable places in your soul, changing the very face of your dreams.
In The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron tells her readers that reclaiming our passion to be creative starts with recovering our sense of safety. As we purge the demons who have blocked our way, whether internal or external–the monsters who have created the narratives that tell us we do not deserve to live the life that we want, the passion that wells inside of us is unstoppable. It cannot be contained nor denied.
“Man is not free to refuse to do the thing which gives him more pleasure than any other conceivable action.”Stendhal
In this week’s Mombbatical Mindset conversation, we will discuss our Passions. The things in life that light our fires. We’ll also reflect on the passions that have been lost over time and the ones we have found the courage to reclaim, sometimes through our sweat and tears. Some questions we will cover are:
- What were some of your earliest passions when you were young?
- Were you able to keep them in your life? If not, why not?
- Who have been your greatest champions for you to pursue your passions?
- Have you ever played the skeptic in someone’s passion story, whether a friend, a child, a niece or nephew? From what are you protecting them?
- What would you tell your younger self about living with passion?
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