Amazingly it never fails…
food + car ride = sleeping co-pilot
IJS and SMH…
Here we go… Two days of fishing back to back…
Day 1 – Solo
Day 2 – Hanging out with my buddy Javi
Sometimes the coolest thing is to escape into nature and JUST RIDE!
Apparently this thing called ‘Passion‘ seems to be a hot topic for most and is, in many cases overused. For me, ‘passion’ is defined as the one thing that enjoys your very best and rewards you the most. It fills you up from the inside out and is seemingly reflexive and serves you as your safe place. It’s the thing that comes easy, but you feel compelled to operate with pride. It is your thirst quencher and your warm soup on a cold day. Passions are oftentimes selfless, delivered as an outward expressions, and formed with action or activity. It is an action that fulfills a deep point of desire that begs your attention and finds its way to identify as a priority in your life.
When excersizing in your passion its likened to
the ease of flowing down a smooth river,
like awakening comfortably from a great nights sleep,
like your sexiest outfit and a hot date,
like your favorite evening comfort beverage,
like watching a baby completely immersed in unprovoked laughter,
– ok you got the point.
In order to find your passion you need to be open enough to try new things and to look within for evidence of inner joy and a resounding sense of accomplishment. When you are in your zone, it just feels good. Its comfortable and empowering. I’ve also learned that the people closest to you can in many cases see the signs and if asked can provide confirmation of what you would likely already know. Your passion is already within range. It is sometimes hidden clear view amongst the clustered array of “to-do’s”.
Critically your passion is and always will also be seeking you and will flash its presence from time to time pleading for your recognition and attention. It shows itself as the thing that you want to do first or save for last. Even the effort required when it comes to your passion, rewards you and seldom would you not want to share its sucesses.
Finding your passion can be simple or as complicated as you want to make it. In the end, my perspective is that you simply need to claim that which you already know. Even if it is somewhat broad in nature… Allow your passion to develop. In the meantime do the stuff that you love and the things that make you smile.
While waiting for my daughters Optometrist to finish some updates in his computer I asked him about this topic and he shared his story with me on how he found his passion. It was a very interesting story indeed… However in the end he simply said “You gotta be damn lucky”! Now I certainly believe that there is some element of luck involved, however by far the ability to feel your joyful place while pursuing life and then to make the tough decision…
Making the tough decision to walk away from people, places, and things that are in direct conflict with allowing you to pursue your passion is paramount. Draw the line in the sand and make it clear to all that your passion is you and you are your passion. Yes, its this kind of candor, determination, and discipline that will allow you to find your place in your greatness. You can be your beam of light in a dark place carrying yourself through things impossible. Then you can find balance where work is play and play is play. There will be joy in all that you do. Keep in mind though that there will always be a need to fend off tormentors, detractors, and distractors. But, if you remain focused peace and fulfillment will serve you the very best dishes and feed your soul.
I hope your enjoyed and welcome all comments…
(I asked for topics a few weeks back so that I can get back on track with my blog and this topic was one given by Jessy Guevara. Thanks for the topic Jessy!)
I found a place in existence that rests between here and there.
It’s a subtle place dusted and painted with grey, orange, and blue.
Its a place that is ever present,
But can only be seen at a distance, clearly visibly but yet intangible.
It pleases me and provides release and reflection.
It holds my souls eye captive and my imagination hostage.
I’m transformed by its willingness to invade my appreciation.
I can feel its serenity as a continuous stream of peace and tranquility.
It touches me from afar in the most intimate of ways.
Its strength immerses itself into the depths of my heart and mind,
And I graciously and willingly grant permission.
This place ever so gracefully changes before my eyes,
As a continuous stream of wonder serenity and joy.
I willingly yield my worries to it and hasten to deliver my stress at its alter.
I dare not look away!
Being captivated and captured over and over by both the detail, abstract, and cadence,
Its searches my soul making and planting eternal promises that delight me.
This place screams at me with its soft voice shoving my will into places of joy.
I am enticed by its depth and kind offering of all things good.
Now suspended and entranced, hope and desire fills all vacant places in my soul.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Join me when you can, I’ll be here for a while…