Saturday, August 28, 2010
Reignite the Passion
I reignite my passions through self-reflection.
I take time each day to reflect. Reflecting helps me identify things that are important to me. The best way for me to reflect is to remove myself from the whirlwind that surrounds me. I look for a quiet place with a comfortable place to sit and I enjoy the beautiful sound of silence.
With my eyes closed, I draw up times when I felt pure joy. Allowing myself to go back to that time gives me inner peace. The pictures in my mind do not consist of possessions because my joy does not come from things I own.
What I see are the faces of my family and friends. I hear the laughter of children and I feel the gentleness of the ocean’s breeze. That’s when my passions erupt like a volcano.
It is essential that everything I do is driven by passion so I can live a fulfilling life. I cannot be led by greed or selfishness. I feel real happiness when I am aware of my passions and I pursue them.
I find myself going through the motions of a meaningless life when I do not reflect. I take on obligations just to have something to do. Even a worthy cause can become a burden if I am doing it for the wrong reasons.
Exercising reflection tones my soul’s muscles. My soul gains unnecessary weight from distractions and stress. When I pause and search my heart, I can distinguish between those distractions and my true calling.
I am excited about what is to come. My vision is focused on fulfilling my calling. I do my best when I am passionate and I am passionate when I pause for reflection.
Questions of Reflection:
1. What are the things that bring me the most joy?
2. Am I taking enough time to relax and reflect?
3. What unnecessary weight am I carrying?