I once had a conversation with someone in which I explained that most people find me boring. He corrected me by saying that it's not that I'm boring, it's just that my interests lie outside of what most people are interested in. If I met someone who shared my interests, they would not find me boring. So it's a matter of perspective.
There is something that excites you, it just may be something that doesn't excite the people around you. If you take a little time to think about it you should be able to figure it out. It's that thing that causes you to become excited when you think about it. So go think about it for awhile and while you are doing that I'll just be sitting here being boring.
Is Passion The Same As Love?
Thesaurus says they interchange,
Which doesn't seem so wrong or strange.
Both words are full to brim of provocations.
The chief difference appears to be
That love is meant romantically
And passion is applied more to vocations.
Where passion fails to abound
One seems to lack for something found,
And stays in a firm state of steady yearning.
But wait, there, did you see my trick?
Void of carrot and of stick,
Passion is the yearn; the want of learning.
A yearn for touch, a yearn to laugh,
A yearn to own a pet giraffe,
It almost doesn’t matter where it goes.
Right now your passion’s finding out,
If words on this can hold some clout;
If any friendly stranger really knows...
But if you lack a bee to sting you,
Pangs to bite you, love to fling you,
Fly your flight of freedom while it lasts.
Soon enough you’ll find your flame
And things will never be the same.
...Those who live for futures dwell in pasts.
You were born with passion unique to you
You can't beg, buy or steal it
You can't take someone else's
and call it your own.
You can't find it, it has already found you.
pay attention to what comes naturally
what effortlessly so feels right
what you do better naturally
it is there
an intrinsic part of you
waiting to be opened
your passion is there
just waiting to be embraced.
try all the things
I have tried many things in life.
Many things I failed.
Some things I was too scared to fail, so I didn't try them.
Other things demanded I try them so I did.
A few things I could have tried, but left alone (for now).
Rarely a thing completely left me awestruck.
Occasionally I might regret a thing.
More often than not I regretted not trying the thing.
Now I say try all the things.
Because if there is no do?
Then there is only try - until you find the thing you want to do.
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(sorry, Master Yoda)
To Find Passion
Lacking passion can be quite normal, and it can't be forced either. Clearly trying things other people do just isn't for you and that is okay, its what they find passion in. Passion can be as simple as taking a walk up the street and feeling the wind and sun, or as difficult as speaking up for what you believe is right. And it can be anything in between. Even if you haven't found your passion yet, doesn't mean you won't, it just means you have to go a bit farther.
The Elusive Ms. Passion
I can't recall when or how I found you.
Were you something I made,
Or something that grew?
Even when I have you, at times you disappear.
I try and try to find you again,
searching far and near.
Like the tide, you ebb and you flow,
hitting high and low.
I can never get used to your absence.
In those moments, I have to wade through the dark,
out of the ennui tunnel,
hoping to find your spark.
I can't command, summon, or bind you,
bring you forth on cue.
Free to come and go as you please,
ne can but hope,
you will hear my plea.
Often do I must I forge onward without your aid,
truding along, unswayed.
And that's okay.
For all that matters,
is that I keep going, day to day.
To find passion . . . look for the thing that stirs your soul . . . anything which excites your heart . . . . and chase it, down the billowing rabbit hole.
The search for Passion
You don’t find Passion, really.
Passion finds you, rarely the other way around.
You keep trying though until you reach something that ignites the fire.
And if the flame doesn’t catch, not to worry. Comfort created from routine can also be a pleasing alternate.
Finding passion is similar to ordering from a menu.
If you order what others want to ear? You may starve.
Yes, passion is hard to find. But passion desires to have a personal relationship with you. Without Passion, you will feel empty having a lack of interest in life. Passion is waiting for you.
Passion: He loves you even more than his own life. He is waiting at the door of your heart. If you hear him knocking, open the door. Passion is waiting to embrace you. To live in you giving you a passion that will set you free from this lack of interest in life.
Passion: He is the light of this world; He is the prince of peace. Passion has known you before you were born. He delights in your soul and wellbeing.
Passion gives divine counsel, guides you less you stub your toe on the table in the night.
Passion is the healer of the mind, body, and soul. Passion is the King of kings, the Lord of lords.
Passion is the wellspring of life; He is your anchor in the storms of life. He is the vine of life, the water which quenches our thirst of this world, and the bread of life which leads us to the next.
Passion is the beginning and end of every story. He has written your story before the foundation of the world.
Passion is the chief cornerstone and the image of the invisible God.
Passion has visited humanity as a baby, then a man. Fully God, fully man, to set the record straight. He is Passion!
His passion has given me life everlasting! He has life everlasting for you, too.
Passion is our redeemer, our savior he is alive and wants to live in you.
Passion has overcome death. Oh, death where is your stink.
Passion in life in this world and the world to come, without passion one is doomed to live without Him forever!
Open the door of your heart and passion will live with you, guide you. Life goes from black and white to full color.