“Do whatever brings you to life. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert
How many of us wake up everyday and do what we love? I’m guessing the answer is not that many. If you are one of the few who do...you are one of the lucky ones. You see, basic human needs like food, water and shelter make it necessary to sacrifice our dreams to survive. Even with that being said...everyone wants to be the best at what they do. We all want accolades and recognition. In reality, what is that? Does it make you happier in the long term? No, and that’s my point. The passion is gone and you are doing things for external reasons. Whatever started the fire is burning out and you are just waiting for things that have nothing to do with your own heart and soul. If you strip yourself from external expectations, you are free to just enjoy the experience of just doing. Passion is always there even if you don’t enjoy what you are doing. However, that passion gets lost by a need for achievement. We are taught that everything is about success which we define by money, power, fame and material things. Strip away all of that and find joy in what you are doing. Just do what makes you happy. Maybe it’s a new job or something you do on the side. You can’t put a price on going with your heart. Your passion is the thing that makes you come alive and makes you happy. It makes life more interesting and worthwhile. It has nothing to do with external expectations. It’s all about satisfying your own soul and that is different for everyone. Find what satisfies yours! Could you live in a mansion and hate your life or live in a trailer and love it? People help people and that is what makes the world go around.
~ Paul Phillips