A few weeks ago, during Moxie week, Marianne shared how she showed real moxie to go up against the school board. I invited her back because she told me she also had some thoughts on passion. If you are having trouble discovering yours, these words may lead you in the right direction.
Marianne, thank you for sharing with Bliss Habits again!
I first discovered the feeling of passion at the birth of my child. The desire to be the best mom ever burned brightly. A little bundle of life needed me and I loved that little bundle with all my heart. I was on a mission that occupied the next several years. Parenting my son gave me bubbles of enthusiasm and much happiness. I was passionate about parenting.
Then my son grew wings and didn’t need me so much. I was lost. I went from a fairly involved parent (some of you may have read my previous guest post titled “It takes Moxie to confront the school board and follow your Bliss”) to the realization that there wasn’t much for me to do anymore. It left me with the question, “What will I do with my life?”
The topics of psychology, spirituality and self-improvement were always of interest to me and now I had more time to research and read-up in these areas of study. Then I was diagnosed with rheumatoid disease, which provided the additional topic of healing to add to my research and reading efforts. I am happiest most when I’m researching, studying and practicing methods for improving and healing my body and mind. This is when I’m most “engaged” or some people call it “in the zone”. I’d found a new passion.
Finally, a few months ago, I decided to share this “new” passion and birthed a new blog called Miracle Mama. The blog features miracle stories to inspire and encourage living a limitless life. Many people who follow their passion create miracles in the world.
Mother Teresa’s passion for ministering to the poor and helpless created 610 missions in 123 countries. Her work inspired many.
Mahatma Gandhi’s passion for non-violence inspired world-wide civil rights and freedom movements. He led India to independence from foreign domination.
Martin Luther King’s passion for equality helped bring advancements in civil rights through Gandhi inspired nonviolent methods.
Nick Vujicic’s passion for empowerment inspires others to create for themselves a life without limits.
All of these individuals have made and continue to make a huge difference in the world. The beauty of this is that each one of us can do this. Every single one of us has the amazing ability to create miracles by following our passions just as these individuals have done. I believe that this is how we are meant to live; with enthusiasm, creativity, joy and worthiness.
To have passion ignites a fire within. A burning desire for something is life changing and it affects those around us too. Wouldn’t it be awesome to wake up each morning with excitement because you’re doing something that brings enthusiasm and joy instead of dread and dullness?
How can you find your passion if you’re not sure what it is? Here are some questions to ask yourself:
What do you love doing? What makes you smile? What do you like to think about? What do you like to talk about? What gets your creative juices flowing? What gets you revved up? Is there a cause or topic that you’re passionate about?
Brainstorm ideas and if you’re having trouble coming up with ideas or you feel stuck, I would highly recommend consulting a life coach.
“Passion is the genesis of genius.” Tony Robbins
Marianne can be found sharing miracles and her passion in her blog Grandeurvision,
where she also answers to the name Miracle Mama.