The sun sets on another day…
As you may have guessed I am enamored by passion. Passion not as in the overwhelming drive to be with someone but passion as the singular focus of a person to drive themselves to the utmost with a particular item. Passion is defined as strong nearly uncontrollable emotion, and passion is what makes people who they are or are not.
I was standing in a meeting today with a historian going over the history of a company. The company itself was seriously impressive and would have been over the top without anyone praising it or explaining the history beyond the basics. the orientation, however, was filled with passion for the company and the historian was fully vested in the power, pride, and present of the company. As they spoke there was a gleam in their eye that would show even the most casual onlooker that they not only believed in what they were saying, it was part of who they were.
We all know people like this. Parent with their children, a man with his wife, a woman with her husband, all the things that people becoming passionate about and share with the world. Today though this historian was passionate to the nth degree, and it was not their company, it was their obvious life.
I was impressed, as I am about the photographer and their picture, the musician and their song, the writer and their tome, the director and their play and so on. These are the things that show the world what passion is about. These are the things that open the heart, the soul, the mind, and the body to new possibilities, and new frontiers.
So as the sun sets on another day, live for passion, or find something as powerful to live for, I am sure there are many things, but passion is key, and passion will take you places you could not believe you could go. Take it with you everywhere you can, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live it every day…