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Passion

...by Melissa Moore

/ ‘pa? (ð) n / n. A strong enthusiasm (strong interest or admiration) for something (Oxford English Dictionary)

Today in our world, society places great demands on the “what, when who, why and how” of our being. We have far too many deadlines to meet, several propositions to make and so little time to get it all done! We are so pre-occupied with “life” that some of us even lose the true meaning of what it is to just live.

Daily, we set about our lives, hustling and bustling at jobs that pay the bills, take just about enough financial care of the kids and provides little or no room for extra. Is this what being an adult is all about? If so, please, allow me to be a child again; where being a teacher – just for today – meant wearing mummy’s high heels and beautiful necklaces, while parading around the house, or being a doctor – only for tomorrow – meant borrowing one of daddy’s shirt jacks and wearing it just like a doctor would, and of course all our patients were as dead as dolls and pillows (oops, did I say pillows out loud? Well, I guess you get the point). When we were kids, yes; we played as kids would, but for some of us, becoming adults meant sweeping the fun out of our lives, under a carpet, never to see the light of day again.

Where is the passion? Where is the passion in our lives? The passion that allowed us to dream when we were children about the real reason of being that teacher – to teach and nurture another being, or becoming that doctor – who invented a cure for cancer or some other rare-type disease and really pay attention to what is medically wrong with a patient? In the culture of our islands, if one is not headstrong, it is very easy to become lost in the monotonous, routine, normalcy of life without passion.

Some of us work so hard, that we forget we are blessed with a family who loves us, and once in a while, they would appreciate seeing us. Some of us work to the point that we do not even have time for ourselves, much less for another. Some of us work at jobs because we know there is job security, even if it means condoning corruption at the workplace. Some of us work at jobs where it makes us mentally ill, because we hate it so much.

I get it, I get it; sometimes, or I should say, MOST times, for each of us, it is just difficult to take that ‘leap of faith’ and follow our hearts led by passion. The real reason why it is called a “leap of faith” and not a leap of stupidity or anything else is because leaps of faith are when we place ALL our trust in God’s hands and we just let go and let God. A leap of faith allows us to leap faithfully doing what we love! Sometimes we have repetitive thoughts about something specific that we consider and we know will work out, if only we pursue it. We do not recognise it, but that repetitive thought is not some thought from the wilderness, that, is the Holy Spirit granting assurance that that leap of faith (in every sense of the word) is something that God will back us strongly on, no matter what.

Life here on our Earth has so much to offer, and there is only so much we can grab from it. However, this is our temporary home and for the little time we have here, we should at least find some sort of gratification. Every good thing we choose to do, we should do it with passion, it will make us happier and better people, because we would not only do it for ourselves, but also for our fellow man benefiting from it. God made each and every one of us special, because He loves us and He has blessed us with beautiful talents, those wonderful things we do regularly that we just love doing, because of how awesome it is and how great it makes us feel doing it for others.

Please, let us re-claim our world from all the violence it is experiencing and become engrossed in all the goodness around us that we love! Come on now, where is that passion?
3rd Sep 2009, 13:45   | tags:,,

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