This week I have had several powerful conversations with colleagues about passions. The first conversation was about the word itself. I wonder what comes to mind when you hear the word "passion"?
The truth is that for many of us what comes to mind is not what we are deeply passionate about, but rather what we enjoy or are interested in.
The problem is that interests fade and what we enjoy changes.
Passions, on the other hand, are something that requires more from us. They may even cause us pain, but the fruit is so worth it.
With that in mind, I engaged in this revelatory exercise of asking some people close to me, from different parts of my life, and what came up was amazing. Words that capture my passions but in a way that I probably couldn't give voice to on my own. Words like spirituality, creativity, learning, listening and connecting.
What are you passionate about? Not merely interested in or enjoy. And how do those passions shape the life you live in a way that others receive and respond to?
Michelle is a Spiritual Director and End of Life Doula. She is the founder of Abide in the Spirit.
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