Passion

27 Aug

Passion.

Such a commonly used word.

Passion for life.

Passion in life.

Do things passionately.

He is such a passionate worker.

Passionate lover.

Passionate spectator.

Fact is, despite its liberal usage, passion probably is the hardest to define, forget practice.

Passion is a commitment.

It gives meaning to life and is the meaning of life.

It’s not about doing something or anything well. It is also not even about enjoying something.

It is loving it, loving it more than anything else in life.

People generally say the word passion, while actually mean desire.

Desire is a thought, empty, meaningless, an end without beginning.

People seek life and look outwards for it. At friends, icons, symbols, they project others life, their world, their reality their passion unto themselves.

Another fallacy which is associated with passion is success. Success defines passion.

Success is external.

Passion is I, within & without.

It can be enjoyed with many but shared with none.

Seek passion, revel in passion, wallow in passion, burn yourself.

So what is passion?

It is nothing or everything. Because it is you.

And the day you find yourself, (to paraphrase a friend) you will leave your footprints on the sands of time.

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One Response to “Passion”

  1. Idle Thoughts October 5, 2007 at 2:24 pm #

    i know what you mean, but i do hate the word.

    how often is it misused. remember passion for advertising – the dangler and bunting variety.

    passion for cricket – let’s burn someone’s house variety.

    passion for music – let’s stalk that musician and get married to his picture variety.

    let the world seek passion. i, for myself, am content with feeling. just a little.

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