Passion is that internal flame that inspires us to move forward in life with positive energy. The positive thoughts and feelings generated by experiencing what we are passionate about helps us temper whatever life throws at us. It is the energy that we use to dream, plan and experience our life and it makes us who we are.
I often have clients who come to see me because they are not happy in their life. When we talk about what they love to do very often it is passion that is missing. Lack of passion may have it’s roots in early childhood in a family that did not encourage, support or provide opportunities for individual experiences or expression. This pattern later continues in adulthood as focussing on the needs of others at the expense of providing emotional opportunities for yourself. Does this sound familiar?
If you have not yet identified your passion give yourself opportunities to “try out” experiences and see if anything excites you.
My own personal passion is riding horses and I was fortunate that my family gave me plenty of opportunities and support to experience this regularly.
I have been working for the last 3.5 years with a quirky, spooky horse. I recently was able to take him to a jump schooling day and it was such an amazing experience that all I can think about is doing it again! That kind of enthusiasm and satisfaction evens out negative experiences or pressures in life.
Give yourself an opportunity to say say to exploring something you are passionate about and your mind and body will thank you.