Is following your passion worth it?
There is some kind of expectation and structure built into our lives, and for most people, “passion”, or pursuing their heart’s desires to do the things they love, is out of the picture. In such a hectic society where we were conditioned to already want the things we want, many of us seldom have the space for passion to be cultivated. Not many understand what it means to be fully in the moment and delivering your gifts in service to the world in the most authentic way possible, becoming a channel for the Divine Light to flow through.
What if it is possible earning a living while doing the things we love? What if living a passionate life is so fulfilling that you wouldn’t give it up for anything else, even comfort and stability? What if you discover that, through passion, you love and thrive on danger and adventures?
The inaction that is preventing us from living a passionate and fulfilling life, stems from the result of the lack of belief that the journey of discovering and pursuing our passion can actually bear fruits in creating the magical change in our lives, whether it’s fulfilment, joy, freedom or financial stability that we desire.
Therein lies the problem; our minds do not believe that such a life is possible. We’ve all come across the idea of “dreaming big” at some point, but more often than not, people engage the idea at a level of flirtation and fantasy, rather than real practical hard work. Ever heard of the best-selling book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill? The same law of manifestation could be applied elsewhere. If we can create a financially abundant life from the thoughts of our mind, why wouldn’t we be able to create the lives we want when it comes to living in fulfilment, joy and freedom?
However, it is not unexpected that most people would settle once they have reached a certain level of stability and comfort. Why begin the hassle of being different, trying any new approach, and coming out of the energetic norm that is keeping our society in a unconscious slumber? The question, then, would be, “what are you living for”, and “what do you desire?” Many, in the recent years, have come across Alan Watt’s teaching, in his video titled “What if Money were no object?” These, are some thought-provoking ideas, that were introduced by Alan Watt’s:
If getting the money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to keep on living that is to continue doing things you don’t like doing. Better to have a short life doing things you like doing than to spend a long life living in a miserable way.
The act of discovering and deciding what your passion is, is another issue people feel that it’s hard. And even if we discover it, it doesn’t mean we’ll become fantastic at it. Earl Nightingale wrote about finding first a river of interest, that is essentially a field whereby you can gladly throw yourself into with enthusiasm, and allowing that river to take you to your destination, rather than having to pin-point that thing you’re passionate in from the very beginning. He argues that success “comes to such people as inevitable as a sunrise”, because they get so good at the things they love doing that “their work becomes a magnet”.
After all, if it wasn’t for us following the call of passion, Passion.Courage.Fun would probably not have existed today.