Monday, 23 July 2012
"A life without passion is no life at all," I mumbled to my date. He laughed over his frozen yogurt and said, "That sounds so cheesy, like a card." I smiled. He was right. I don't know if what I said is a quote from somewhere or if I read it on a card once, but I do know the words are true. I can't imagine anything without passion. Even fun for me, is something that has some passion.
One of my pet peeves is people who lack passion. It makes me want to poke my own eye out when I talk to a man and he has no passion or depth to him. The center of my very being is passion. It's the reason I do everything.
I understand people become shy or may be a simple type of person. Even the shy person can find passion in their silence. You should be able to feel it in their look, their touch, their movements. When they do say something, even the smallest thing, it should evoke feelings that make you want to be around them more. When it comes to the simple man life should still be about awakening. Sometimes even in subtlety the most beautiful passions can be set on fire.
I am not saying you always have to be on the edge of your seat, about to set off on a great adventure, or make love like they do in the movies, but if you feel you lack passion, bring some spark to your table or pick up a new interest. Life should always be about absorbing new things, improving, learning, and being passionately happy. Some people may disagree and say my thoughts are childlike and only exist somewhere in a book, however does not everything we do stem from a desire? Such as, talking things out to repair your relationship.
That comes from the passion you feel for your mate or the desire to rekindle what was once there. If you had no passion for it, you would move on. Even staying around in a relationship, because you feel sorry for the person and would feel guilty for leaving has to be born out of some mad-passion.
Going to college, writing a blog, taking a trip, throwing a party, buying a gift, chasing your dreams... these are all things derived from a want to please your hungry soul. I may sound silly like some 1960's hippie song, however I can promise you without passion you will fail. If you don't have some, find it... and if you don't believe me, try living a life without one.
What is your passion?