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The Power Of Passion

Passion can be defined as strong sexual desire, but the thing is that is not where it’s definition stops. Passion is any strong powerful feeling or emotion towards a person, object or idea. It can be the positive emotions such as love and desire or it can rage or anger.

I have always been a very passionate person. I rarely just like something or someone. I rarely just do something with apathy. I do everything I do with passion. I am passionate about life and how I live it. I am passionate about the people in my life. The power of passion is amazing.

Living with chronic debilitating pain for the last 7 years has changed my passion a little. Not as much as you would think it would, but it has. The constant pain takes up a great deal of my energy. With less energy it is difficult to feel the power of passion and difficult to approach things with passion when there are physical limitations.

I was recently given a gift. This gift is difficult to describe as it is not an object. My gift was an awakening of sorts. The gift was a reminder and realization of the power of my passion. My passion for life and people and challenges and my goals was reawakened. I did not even realize that I had quietened it.

A friend whom I have known for about 9 years gave me this gift. I will never forget what he has done for me. I am very thankful. It is amazing what words, time and patience shared can do. This was all done with visits over the phone. Just a simple blend of the words, time and patience and I have a gift. That is powerful!

When I was pregnant with my first child, my son-I heard a song on the radio that played through me. The melody and the words described how I already felt about this baby growing inside me. I was looking forward to doing so much with this child. I wanted to stand on top of a mountain with this child, and lay by the sea, swim in the ocean, take long walks…I wanted to share everything with this child. I wanted to teach this child and care for this child.

The song was Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden. Still, to this day..when I hear the song I think of him. That child has become an amazing person already and he is only 15 years old. He was my first priceless gift. The power of passion…in play again. The song is portrayed about the love between two people, partners, lovers in the video…but I visualize it as the never ending love that you feel for a child, a friend or a partner. The power of love is so much more than sexual desire. When you are passionate about something or someone you are willing to go that extra distance, give that extra effort try a whole lot harder.

If we could all remember to tap into our passion and take action in a positive direction with it…imagine what we could accomplish!!

New Year, New Road…Eyes wide open

As I reflect on 2011 like a lot of do when it comes to an end I feel many emotions. The year started in a long dark tunnel for me. I could not see the light at the end of it. I was in the dark. I thought there was no options for me. I was surrounded by physical pain, emotional pain, and struggling for grasp on my usual zealous and love for life. I had lost my motivation.

About March I re-evaluated, I looked at my children and realized once again, that looking back is not going to help me. Feeling the pain is not going to help me deal with it. Seeing the darkness is not going to let the sun shine. If I let the pain define me, I will be lost. If I lay down, I can not see the road ahead.

At that point, I made some changes in my thinking, which changed me. It took me awhile to find the courage, but once I did (with the help of my son I must admit), I removed the person that I was allowing to affect me in a negative way. I was allowing him to hurt me again and again. It was consuming all of my energy. Once I left that relationship, I have had the focus and energy to make some amazing progress and changes. Many doors have appeared, and opened. I have practiced Qui Gong daily and  so much more effectively.

The turmoil of 2011 has paved a new road for me. I will embrace the New Year with open arms, an open mind, and an unbeatable spirit. I will enjoy this road no matter how bumpy it may be. I am surrounded by immense love and it feels great. My small broken family is mighty and we are going to rock 2012. The sunsets will be beautiful, the beaches vast.

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. ~Alex Karras

A fellow blogger Sue wrote:

We will always be tested, but it is important to stop and take a look at the ground we have covered, honoring our achievements, courage and persistence….(please visit her blog, she has some amazing language)

…with that in mind I have re-evaluated and will persevere, move forward with courage and persistence!!


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