What’s your passion?
You know I have asked many people this question and it’s funny how everyone I asked pause, pondered and appeared to be somewhat perplexed. That led me to believe so many of us are living our lives without a passion driven purpose. When I turned fifty years old, I not only reach a pivotal point in my life by age but also through purpose, desire, a deep of understanding and personal reflection. My mental capacity have made three-hundred and sixty degree turn.
I woke up one day and realized we do things for seasons in our lives and like the season winter, spring, summer, and fall, we have to change and adjust according to our season in life. Whether that season is long or short, I believe life gives clues as to when the seasons are coming to an end and time for adjustment is approaching. Let’s take the season summer for example; we all know summer can be brutal with its massive heat waves and relentless humidity in certain parts of the country. Then when things start to cool off as fall approaches and we sometime have to adjust what we wear.
As winter approaches depending where we are located in the country some of us have to put on sweaters, jackets or coats. We get that, right? What happens when winter is over and spring is in the air you don’t make the necessary adjustment to your clothing that you wear? You will experience a great discomfort, you will become very hot, not to mention perspire more than ever. I believe there are seasons in our lives and if we don’t adhere to the season’s shift we experience discomfort. What we once believed was important no longer hold significance or when we reach a certain season in our life (midlife Crisis) or identity restructuring we tend to re-evaluate our life and reflect on our accomplishments and failures.
It’s funny because in our minds we still feel young and if it weren’t for our bodies breaking down through the many years of wear and tear we will never notice. So, we start the restructuring process physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially. At this point in life young, midlife or seasoned we want to live with passion. We want to find the things that will excite us to go to bed late because of it. Wake up early to embrace it.
Breathe through out of the day to inhale that passion that lifts us up from the state of normality to fly upon the wings of life with exhilarating passion for that thing that we now live to share the world with. But!!!! You cannot enjoy your passion in bad health as much as you could in good health. Live your passion in a healthy way.