These are not questions. Call them interrogative statements of wonder, inspection, puzzlement..
– Why do we struggle to see the picture clear?
– Why can’t we clearly listen to the truth echoing in our hearts?
– Why don’t we trust the voices of our instincts?
– Why don’t we act upon our true beliefs?
– Why do we choose our own stagnation while we strive for real change?
– Why do we hold on to our griefs while all we want is to be happy?
– Why don’t we change what we keep condemning and criticizing?
– Why don’t we get out of our own buble and envy those who do?
– Why do we ignore the heart when it cries out to be heard?
– Why do we ignore the soul when it burns to be freely expressed?
– Why do we ignore the body when it keeps sending us signals of exhaustion?
The Answers are yours…
This morning, I heard the voice again, not the voice of the mind, the other one, that comes from deep within..This is the voice that talked to me a few months ago and told me a confession that appeared to be true today..This voice is incredibly authentic when it starts talking and it is also filled with love and honesty. I can sense its transparency..What is weird about it is that, unlike the voice of the mind, it doesn’t need external justifications or analysis, it just says what it knows. I tried to corner it to know the source of its knowledge, it didn’t seem to be bothered by my question though! and it answered simply and truthfully: I just know…What a great confidence and groundedness this voice had! When my imaginative mind tried to give it a face or a shape, it appeared to be like an old Indian guru sitting comfortably in his meditative reflective position with a big fat smile on his face…
Back to what it told me today, it hit me with a simple but powerful reality: What if all the struggle you have been through is part of your learning process? What if it’s exactly what you need to go through to eventually get what you are aspiring for? What if all these hardships are nothing but the door steps to your dreams?
Normally this crap wouldn’t make sense..but it did! yes it did, it made perfect sense and presented the KEY to the persecutor “me” that was heavily active throwing me accusations and judging me all the time..This naive but wordly-wise, simple but complex insinuation revealed the big picture to me…the picture that I was trying to figure out lost between its many small pieces.
Simply this small self-revelation is inviting me to accept what is, embrace it, and always look beyond…
I’ve just come to realize how deep the statement “living with passion” is.
I used to think that living with passion & doing what you love with fulfillment and satisfaction is not something meant to be for everybody and that only few people enjoyed this attribute. I also had the perception that those who lived with passion were artists, philosophers, generally speaking weird people, isolated and never understood by ordinary people like us!
I developed these thoughts gradually since I rarely had the opportunity to see examples of people in my community pursuing their passion, living and becoming it..and I remember calling “Crazy” those who did it!
I started lately to read about the truth behind living the life of your dreams. Naturally the voice inside of me easily accepted these new perspectives. That’s when I knew that living with passion is not a particular right for the elite and that we all have the CHOICE to do so only if we want to.
My job was then to discover what my passions are (I was more familiar with the term “hobbies”). It was a very hard job I must admit! I asked people how do they see me, what are my strengths, I did personality tests, read books yet the picture didn’t get any clearer..
I was just about to give up when it hit me:
I realized that living with passion does not necessarily means that you have to have a supernatural incredible fantastic gift and that only with this gift you will be able to fulfill your passion. I realized that living with passion is simply waking up every day excited to live a new day, spending time doing what you love like playing music, listening to music, reading a good book, meditating, being around your family….etc. Living with passion is opening your heart to life, listening to your inner voice, being grateful and happy from within. Living with passion is allowing yourself to be yourself and enjoying every bit of it.