Say Yes to Your Passion

Comfort and luxury are usually the chief requirements of life for your ego—its top priorities tend to be accumulations, achievements, and the approval of others.

Consider a new alternative for what makes you happy, one that soars beyond the superficial demands of the ego. The only thing that you need for this state of joy is something to be passionate about. Something that speaks only to you…that gets you tingling inside with excitement…that will not go away…that radiates within you…that sends you into a frenzy of good feeling because it makes you feel purposeful and connected to your Source of being. It doesn’t matter what it is. The only requirement is that you feel intensely about it and are willing to act with enthusiasm, awakening the sleeping God within you.

As Abraham Maslow once observed about self-actualizing people: “They must be what they can be.” Take a moment to think about what you can be, and contrast that with what you’ve chosen to be up until now. So what can you be? Perhaps you have an idea you’ve been carrying around with you for decades, such as a book that you know needs to be written, which only you have the wisdom to create. Can you get so passionate about realizing your vision that you activate the presence of God to assist you in co-creating your dreams?

Remember, the mere presence of that passion, nothing more, is evidence that the energy of the Divine creating spirit is alive and well in you. That’s all you need—just the willingness to allow your passion to speak up and awaken from its dormant status. You don’t have to know how to activate your long-buried enthusiasm or precisely what to focus on. What you need is the willingness to say yes to signals from within you, the God within you that wants to be active.

I’ve always treasured the observations of the famous Greek scholar Nikos Kazantzakis, who is one of my favorite authors. In page after page of his wonderful novel Zorba the Greek, Kazantzakis details what a truly passionate man looks, sounds, and feels like, as the title character simply lives his bliss and feels the presence of God in every waking moment. And I’ve had these words by Kazantzakis posted in my home for more than a decade now, yet I still read and contemplate them every day: “By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”

Namaste,
Wayne W. Dyer

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Eric D. Greene 15th August 2014 9:31 am

Super advice and I love the last quote. I'll be sure to remember it!

For a long time I lacked passion in life. It wasn't until I started changing my mindset (my thoughts) that my life turned around. But I still struggled to find something to be passionate about which would give me the purpose I was looking for. So I searched and searched for my passion. Eventually I became passionate about the search itself!

Today I can say I am passionate about one thing above all. I am passionate about being passionate!
Eric

Eyewitness 15th August 2014 3:31 pm

Sweet words, to be sure.... but tell me, exactly What does Not Exist that you can have so much passion about and suddenly start creating it just by thinking about it passionately? Im not sure I understand. Furthermore, Who Said all we have to do is think happy thoughts and we can magically manifest anything we want in life?? I have not found this basic tenent of New Age Spirituality to be true for me at all. Maybe the reason we don't see ordinary people 'creating' the life they want is because The Law of Attraction doesn't work the way we think it does. Decades of visualization and intention on my part and I have yet to 'manifest' anything at all, except thru old fashioned hard work. Everything in MY life appears to have a direct connection to basic cause and effect. I suspect this whole 'passion with intention' idea is just another belief system for people who have given up on prayer because that didn't work for them either. More truth please... this kind of stuff is not helping those who suffer to heal in any way at all. Thanks. :)

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nikos.v.3 16th August 2014 9:17 am

Eyewitness: "but tell me, exactly What does Not Exist that you can have so much passion about and suddenly start creating it just by thinking about it passionately?"

Eyewitness, the nonexistent!

Eyewitness, don't get me wrong, I empathise,like and learn from your posts here. A little pun.

{love you}

all1hannah 16th August 2014 9:25 am

Have you heard of Tosha Silver? Her book Outrageous Openness tackles what you talk about in your post.

nikos.v.3 16th August 2014 9:48 am

Carlos Castaneda said in his last book that "Unless you have something to die for, you have nothing to live for"

It's a quote I recall plenty of times.

My story about my passion is a bit wild and nonsensial for anyone to read it including the cosmos in a way.

zorro 17th August 2014 7:29 pm

by Eyewitness 8th August 2014 5:03 pm
"I seem to have a completely different experience than most souls as I do not feel a connection to any human being in my life...having a profound social phobia and panic attacks I have no 'friends' in the traditional sense nor do I consider this to be necessary."

by Eyewitness 4th February 2011 5:34 pm
"It will take more than sweet words to melt the ice of a lifetime of panic attacks and social phobia for this one."

2 and 1/2 years later and still no relief, Eyeweakness? Our thoughts and prayer go out to you as you work on your "lifetime" condition of panic attacks, social phobias, and no friends. With your great mind powers, perhaps they will be overcome. "Everything in MY life appears to have a direct connection to basic cause and effect". (Eyewitness 15th August 2014 3:31 pm). Yes, wise one, you are indeed correct on this, as well! My, ye are wise!

It is not by their fruits alone that Ye shall know them, but also by their very own words.

nikos.v.3 18th August 2014 1:55 pm

Zorro:

What makes you attack a woman...
I can understand criticism, but touching the Personal?

past and present? (...of a woman)

zorro 18th August 2014 4:20 pm

Please tell us what you know of this persons gender.

nikos.v.3 18th August 2014 4:45 pm

I don't know and don't care about ...this persons gender.

I don't go personal

...

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