What is living with Passion or Living with Love? Unfortunately most people only equate passion or love as that which is only possible in a romantic love with one special person. And in so looking for that one person to make us feel love and passion, we lose out on so much opportunity to have love and passion in every aspect of our life. When we radiate love and passion out into the world, then we can feel it in every thing we do.
Living with Passion means opening up to experience the beauty, mystery and wonder of life in every moment. It means opening up to each situation as it presents itself. It definitely can be easier to feel it in certain situations, and that is a good time to practice- like when feeling the beauty of a sunset, or feeling the sun warming your body after a cold winter, listening to the sound of the waves, or in sharing a kiss with someone whom you feel a strong connection.
Those moments are the easiest ways to experience passion. And when you do so, you can feel your life force vibrating in every cell in your body. It is an incredible feeling, and we equate the situation or person as the source of our passion or love. But, then what happens when those moments pass?
Some people spend most of there live dreaming of returning to those moments. We will “survive” 3 months of cold just so we can have that one week of vacation. Or we think that when we aren’t in a romantic relationship we can’t be happy or feel alive….but then what happens when we are in a relationship, and we don’t feel passionate. Do we need to try and find someone else who can make us feel passionate?
What happens when you return to a beach or the mountains and they don’t move you the way they did before? Do we need to try and find another place? Has this area some how lost it’s beauty?
What if we stepped into the truth- that passion comes from within. As long as we look outside of our source for passion, then we will continue to be disappointed because it can never last. Living life with passion means letting your passion out into the world. When you do this, then you find beauty and love everywhere, in all situations. Being in these places or being with certain people can help remind you of the passion inside, but they are not meant to be the source of your passion.
Start practicing this in the places that stir you, and with the people who stir you, and then carry that practice with you. Do things every day that helps to lite the fire inside. Take walks in nature and really feel the beauty of the trees and flowers and animals. Listen to music that inspires you. Read books and watch movies that open you up. Nurture the passion inside. Let every cell in your body feel alive.
Then carry it into your every day life. When you are watering the flowers, admire their beauty and feel it. When you are eating, enjoy the food completely and celebrate the nutrition it gives your body. (As you do this, you will start avoiding the unhealthy food as it won’t feel good to your body). When you are in the store, open up to the cashier, open up to others.
Remind yourself that each day is a gift and each day is also a mystery…..we never know how the day will evolve. Who you might meet, what you might experience…..why would you want to take the day for granted? Why would you want to get stuck in the daily check list, only surviving life? Living with passion doesn’t cost us anything, but can change everything.