What are you passionate about? Have you found it? If not, quit thinking about it. In fact, don’t even try to understand it. Discovering your passion will not be revealed by logical analysis; it is only found through your heart – that moment when you feel totally lost in your own joy. Your passion becomes evident when you are most in tune with yourself, when your heart pings with excitement and your inner voice is telling you it is okay to feel this way.
If you haven’t experienced this lately, you’re probably not listening to who you really are. You are blocking your emotions by responding to outside influences or voices telling you how you should feel. If you are forsaking your own opportunity for joy, you are conforming to these external expectations and not those that you created for yourself. Over time, you can literally forget what really makes you happy and what you are most passionate about.
So if you can’t remember when you last connected with your passion, it’s time to do some serious soul searching. Life is meant to be lived passionately, not with a boring sameness day after day. You should seek every opportunity to make your heart sing with the excitement of life itself. You only need to reflect upon and then recreate those moments when you were euphoric about something you did, felt, experienced or were engaged in.
You may need to return to your childhood to recall those moments. Or you can possibly remember a more recent situation where you felt totally absorbed in your own joy – a hobby, book, movie, song or even a stimulating conversation. It may have been something difficult where you felt the challenge of achievement. Perhaps it was assisting someone else that needed your help. It could be something that required your physical energy, creative spirit or even your quiet reflection observing a sunset.
If you listen to your heart, you will know what has stirred your passions in the past. And it’s your right to bring them back into your life again . . . whenever you choose and as often as you desire. This is what a real life is all about. Allow yourself the freedom to enjoy it to the fullest.