We are all born with the gift of passion. The idea is to unleash it and let it overpower us.
I feel learning how to be happy by following your passion is the single most potent force that rules this world and is the reason man has come way ahead of himself and his limitations to discover, invent and explore the impossible.
And as I go about trailing my passion for coffee, I realize that there's a whole world out there to know that I did not have any clue about and the farther I walk into this world roused by this new found passion, the more intriguing it becomes and more challenging to explore.
The different aromas of coffee, the myriad ways in which it can be made, the way different people perceive it, taste it & relish it—it's a new learning curve for me and I am enjoying it to bits.
Coffee, for me in a raw way is a liquid part of my being. It's one addiction I am mighty proud of and shamelessly on top of that. I have made some great friends over it and have had some life changing revelations while having it. God has spoken to me while I have been in bed with it and my soul has stirred to dispel so many of my illusions while sipping it—it's almost a divine drink for me—nectar from heaven, I swear.
And that's what is the anatomy of passion—it leaves you lusting for more; to follow the scent that it triggers and be ready to enter dense jungles and pursue unknown trails. It pushes you towards unfamiliar terrain and yet makes you fearless enough to tread it.
My biggest passion however, is love. To understand it fully and truly is what keeps me going and has, so far in life. It's the entire circumference of my existence and my soul calling.
One may argue that love is a natural state of our being and to fall in love or be in love is what we are wired as humans to do. It's what we are instinctively meant to do but I feel differently about it.
Unless something becomes or evolves to become a passion, it remains mediocre, normal, commonplace and undistinguished. It has to ascend to a higher status for it to possess you and wash you all over, day in and day out. It needs constant nurturing to grow beautiful, stunning and mature.
Writing is another great passion of mine. It's like the air I breathe; the thing that keeps me sane & alive to the core. It's my obsession with my self and the only way I have discovered the unknown parts of my soul. It's my reason to be; my cosmos, my moon, my sun & my stars.
And the list goes on—friends, books, travel ...
It's fascinating to know that what we are passionate about, defines us—tells so much about us to others and to our own selves.
Passion is truly a driving force for leading a fuller, meaningful life and to know, follow, and nourish your passion is being your most authentic self. It's the only way you will discover the Buddha in you. Keep your passions alive and watch your inner world shine.
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