Living a Life of Passion…


Often times, it takes a tragic event for us to remember to live life with passion. Or perhaps, an “Aha” moment that brings us back to the simplest of ideas. Life is essentially all we have, and why not live it passionately? What good are we to ourselves, and others, if we sail through life without passion?

Most people might attribute the word “passion” to couples in love. But think about the meaning of the word “passion”. identifies it as, “any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.” Those powerful feelings that stir within us are what makes us human. These feelings are what makes us special, as we each have our very own and unique emotions and feelings. These should be embraced and celebrated.

Everyone is affected by different life experiences. What makes us feel passionately, might not make another feel the same way. It is important to do a little soul searching in order to determine where your areas of passion lie.



When you wake up in the morning, take a walk over to your door or window. Take a few moments to reflect on what you see. Relish in the uniqueness of what you see, instead of wishing you were seeing differently. If possible, open the door or window and take a breath of fresh air. Whether it is cold or warm where you live, there is something deeply powerful about fresh air. Yet, it is something we all take for granted everyday. We go about our daily life breathing in and out, and yet rarely do we realize the air we breathe.

As you go through your day, appreciate everyone you come in contact with. I know you may be tempted to be rude to that drive through person who was rude and abrupt with you, but don’t do it. Smile, say “Thank you”, and “Have a nice day!”. It may be hard to do in that moment, but as you drive away, you will smile to yourself and feel good, instead of reeling from a nasty encounter.

There are several things you can do for people throughout your day; open the door for people behind you, hold the elevator door open for someone running for it, or pick up the pen that someone has dropped. Whatever you encounter, help people. By the end of the day, you will feel better for it. If you are not sure that this will work, I urge you to give it a trial run for one day. What do you have to lose?

If you are having trouble feeling inspired to live passionately, think back to experiences you have had that evoked these strong feelings in you. For myself, I love to travel and certain places make me understand that I am here to live. There is a beach down the street from my house that I enjoy immensely. I also love to go to nearby coffee shops, where I can hear the locals talk about what’s current in their lives. Perhaps, for you, you are inspired by other people. Surround yourself with these inspirations and you will in turn feel the passion.

If you are passionate about certain activity’s in life, then become involved! If you think you are too busy, I am here to assure you, you are not. Make the time! If you are that passionate about it, it is worth it. Do you like gardening? Or perhaps you prefer building cars. Find a way to work it in your schedule, and find a way to help others in the process. You will be rewarded in the end, although not necessarily with tangible rewards, and these rewards are what help us stay motivated to live with passion.

We all have areas in life we are passionate about. It is important to find these and share them, with ourselves and others if we choose. Living each and every day with passion will come with ease. If it takes a little effort, remember it is worth it! We are only here for a short time, it is important we make the most of it!


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