I’ve been thinking a lot about passion lately. It all started when I went to this business training seminar that was designed to help participants unlock their inner magic and communicate that with the world. Well for me it really worked. By going through the processes I felt more aligned with my destiny than ever before. It was like a light bulb had been turned on inside my whole body and I was on fire. I thought wow! This is what people are missing out on in when they trudge away at the grind. That’s really sad. This passionate energy that was unlocked I have to admit was fairly overwhelming because it was so strong.
Honestly I did not really know how to cope with it and realized it’s not really something any one talks about. I was lucky enough to have some great conversations with people about it and they felt inspired by my honestly and vulnerability in opening up to them about it. The thing about passion is that it is also sexual energy and that’s where all the taboos still are. It is funny that even in this day and age there as still so many of us that aren’t open about sex. I feel society has such strict proscriptions about how we should express this energy and to veer from this engages extremely harsh judgement which makes it so difficult for people to be honest about what they are experiencing or struggling with sexually. So if we can’t talk about sex how do we talk about passion? And fulfillment? And reaching our destiny? As I believe they are interlinked.What I realized was that what I was experiencing was purely and simply the life-force. Which kinda seems to me to be what everyone should be experiencing if we are truly living?
Why are we so afraid to be vulnerable with others when that is where true connection lies as we show our real humanity? Why do we all wear the mask? To stop being hurt? But when does the mask change from being a protector to a self- made prison? We need to take it off sometimes to experience intimacy with others.
I know I have a wild self; it’s a part of me that needs to run naked through the forest and howl at the moon sometimes. It can be hard to give that part of me an outlet in this clinical, technological culture. We all have that part of ourselves whether we realize it or not. Once we tap into it we tap into an incredible power within ourselves which can feel overwhelming as we are not taught how to handle it or channel it. We are all fundamentally animals with deep and primal parts to ourselves. It needs positive outlets which I think will be unique to each person.
What about you? Are you in touch with your wild, passionate self? Or would you like to be? Let me know you’re thoughts…email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have chat.