Passion is responsible for shaping our lives, firing the aspiration and reveals us to opportunities and changes surrounding us. Constantly finding your passion is a meaningful way to live with your passion. Looking back to your childhood experiences, you can remember what you were passionate about. Children aren’t afraid to find their passions. They aren’t jaded. They believe they can achieve anything. Remember when you were a child? What were you passionate about? What did you spend your days doing? That’s what you’re looking for now.
Living is about stimulating your senses to experience, feel and live life. The more passionate you get about your work, life or whatever you’re doing, the more positive energy you give off. True happiness accrues from what you do with your passion.
Stimulating your senses – sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste – can open doors to find fully live a life of passion. Our senses are our windows to the universe around us. They tell us every day what we like and don’t like. What makes us happy and what makes us sad.
Go to the park and watch children play. See how they use their senses to guide their play. Their brains are learning all the time. They are developing the pathways in their brains to cope with life as they grow. But in the moment, they rely on their senses to guide the way. Their innocence allows them to try and fail. They don’t know any different! Failure isn’t a bad thing. It’s a regular event!
Put yourself in a position where you can use your senses to guide you. Find the things that stimulate your senses and, like a child, acknowledge them without judgement and fear. Don’t be afraid to fall off of the merry-go-round. Get back on it and go around some more. Push yourself into different areas with a child’s curiosity and fearlessness. Let your gut tell you when the senses are feeding you the right information to guide you to your passion.
Take a walk outside and rather than turning your brain off notice the environment around you. What do you smell? What do you hear? If you’re walking in the city, do you hear the cars and the traffic? Listen for the different horns. If you’re walking in the woods do you hear the birds? Do you feel the sunshine? If it’s raining do you feel the drops landing on your head?
These may seem like simple moments but they pass you by unless you notice them. Our senses guide us in so many ways. They protect us and guide us. They tell us we’re awake, aware and functioning. They open the doors for new experiences if we let them.
If you’re open to experiencing your senses you open the door to living with purpose and passion. From the smallest sensations to the largest achievements it’s your passions that guide you.