Create a Life of Great Passion
Many of us – including me at times – live our lives so-so, lukewarm, without any intensity, without any authenticity, without enough fire to bring our lives to the boiling point. Our lives are filled with formality, doing right, coping with each other, never any genuineness, and never any passion. At this level nothing will happen – at best we will be mediocre.
What is passion? Passion is energy. Passion is fire, it is life, and it is intensity. Passion is enthusiasm for life. It is zest, it is zeal. It is love that has arisen from the heart and soul. The opposite of passion is indifference. It is living from fear. It is meaningless. It is absurd. It is ridiculous.
Create a life of great passion. Whatever you do – do it with great passion. If you sing then sing passionately. If you sweep the street then sweep it passionately. If you love then love passionately. If you talk – then talk passionately. Whatever you do – do it passionately. And from everywhere you will start having contact with God.
When you do something passionately you are in the zone. When you are being totally passionate the ego dies. You no longer care about the perception of others. You do it to please yourself. Dance such that the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. Speak such that the speaker disappears and only the speech remains. That is passion. It is pure energy. You have made contact. You are connected.
To truly love ourselves, we must begin first with discovering our real self – our true self – our higher self. Beneath the surface of all of our egos are a real self, a higher self, and a part of us that is connected to our source. It is the part of us that is in unity and connection with the all that is. But how do we find this higher self, this real self?
Have you ever been so into something that you lose yourself in it? You were connected to your higher self and totally in the moment. Whatever it is that you were doing is like a meditation. Your ego was not there at all – yet you were totally present. You were in the zone, you were passionate and it was the best feeling in the world.
Only mediocre people are egoistic. The really great people cannot be egoistic. The number one factor that imbued all great human beings is that they did what they did with enormous passion. When the passion is great the ego dies. The really great lives have a different dimension – The dimension of passion.
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At a ultimate stage passion becomes transformed into compassion. There is a quantum leap from passion into compassion. The leap only happens when you are boiling at 100%. It is the same energy. Compassion is passion come of age. It is a continuation – it exists as passion and then one day it becomes compassion. It is not antagonistic. It is passion blooming. Do whatever you do – but be lost into it. Be consumed by it. Become it. That is meditation. That is energy vibrating.
The only way to life worth living is a life with passion.