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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chase Away the Everyday And Catch Your Passion

Federico Fellini once wrote, “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.”

True passion - not the illusion that most people try to pretend is passion, but the all consuming, resolute, constant passion that devours your very existence; the passion that can make a person stop eating, sleeping, working; the passion that disrupts all semblance of peace or harmony in the world; the passion that has the ability to demolish all things in it’s path and deem them suddenly irrelevant. It lies in all of us, stalking our thoughts, waiting for the exact moment you never asked for, the exact moment it is unwanted and unwelcome. Then it wakes up with a furious appetitive and speaks to us… no, yells at us, demanding to be acknowledged… and we have no choice but to ride in the passenger seat and let passion take the wheel. Nothing glorious or magnificent in the world has ever been achieved without passion at the very forefront. It is the foundation of every great moment. The pleasure of love, the ease of hatred, even the ecstasy of grief. Sometimes it is unbearable, sometimes it hurts so much that all we can do is scream silently, trying to banish it back to the depths of our mind. Perhaps if we could live without passion, we would know a world much different from the one we live in today, but it would be hollow, and spineless. Without passion, in all its glory and obscurity we would be empty shells of humanity; we would truly be dead. But no one wants to exist in chaos, and so, we are left with a choice. To either keep our passions at bay, or surrender blindly to them. I choose the latter.

So, if you're like me - chase it, catch it and become your passion. Then never ever let it get away from you.

2 comments:

Ibrahim said...

If all but passion seeped out of the life we know, it would still be worth living.

Well said Heather.

Angieanything said...

Wow, I don't think that I've ever felt a passion like you described. I want to...

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