Ah, the word passion.
Some of us embrace the word. We live out loud. We appreciate all of life. And our greatest wish is for others to enjoy what we enjoy.
Some of us embrace the word and the enthusiasm is only a cover, an artificial burn of energy to avoid connecting with self and others. Sometimes we really need to get quiet and allow.
Some of us avoid the word. We don’t want to act the way we think passionate people act. We think, “Really?!” It’s too, too. For those of us like this, we give permission to use another word or to be quietly passionate.
Some of us avoid the word. We don’t want to feel what passionate people feel. We want a more contained life. For those of us like this we say, “Dear friend, it is absolutely your choice. But realize that, despite your fears, you can have a life that matches your deepest dreams. Yes, really.”
In your corner,