“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
~ Howard Thurman
What ignites your inner fire?
Is it a person? A cause or belief? A vision? A project?
What are the things you find yourself obsessing over, getting lost in, fighting for?
Maybe you are not one of those lucky tortured souls, who knows the power, seduction, and the drive that comes with a passion.
Maybe you are one of those people who enjoys stuff... but doesn’t really feel passionate about anything?
Maybe you’ve desired to find your passion, or feel something like passion, but don’t want to lose control and risk feeling things like jealousy, rage, and other intense emotions.
I mean passion sounds good, but is that kind of intensity, sustainable or healthy?
I think as intense and scary as passion can be, it is an important quality to learn to access within ourselves; and to access it in a way that does not harm us or anyone else.
Passion is an antidote to complacency, apathy, and depression.
And it is often sparked by strong emotions or creativity that we can’t control, and we’re not meant to.
Passion is a joyride we get taken on by our heart, it is primal and lives beyond reason. It can inspire actions and ideas that may have never happened otherwise.
I’ve seen a whole new level of passion bubble up around this election… I have friends that never talked about politics now posting rants on Facebook. For better or worse Trump has been a catalyst for an uptick in passionate expression.
This is a time for passion…. to use our energy and lives in service of the things that are most important to us. So if you are still unclear about what lights your fire, now is the time to find out, and let yourself be surprised by what your passionate self is capable of.
If you are in the LA area we are working with the Fire element in this Friday’s KamaYoga class There’s still a few spaces left, join us if you want to spark your inner fire.