“If you are living out of a sense of obligation, you are slave.” – Wayne Dyer
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be a slave to anything on this earth. Being a slave means you don’t do things because you want to, but rather because you HAVE to. There’s a big difference.
Yesterday I wrote about the importance of living with passion. Nothing is more frustrating than living without passion and just going through the motions. When there’s no passion, even the smallest and most trivial task becomes burdensome and exhausting. However, when you are passionate about something, the most challenging and difficult task seems enjoyable and something you look forward to. Passion makes a world of difference.
I don’t want to be without passion in my marriage, my career, my relationships and in my spiritual life too. I WANT TO LIVE PASSIONATELY!!!
But how can we maintain that passion? Life will inevitably try to rob me of that passion. Imagine a helium balloon where the balloon represents your life and the helium represents your passion. When you’re full of passion, you fly high. But inevitably that passion starts to wane and you start to lose some steam.
That’s life isn’t it? We get on a high and get energized – again, you can apply this to any aspect of life – but then we soon lose steam and begin to sink. When we’re on our high, we make promises and commitments and we think we’ll live like this forever. And then the world begins to beat us down day after day and eventually the spiritual high is just a distant memory.
How can we maintain our passion?