The word passion bubbled up as I touched in this morning. What does it mean to be passionate? Interestingly, the definition of passion suggests imbalance -- 'a strong feeling of emotion, intense desire and a suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain.'
When I think of the greatest artists throughout time -- they were consumed by their passionate desire to create. Many met with untimely and tragic deaths. Many were unbalanced. And yet, there is something intriguing and attractive about this depth of passion and suffering. I am drawn to people who are passionate and living their true authentic life, even if there is inherent suffering. I admire genius in all its myraid forms.
We have many beautiful examples of people living passionately and sharing their genius. I believe passion and balance can co-exist. I've spent the last twenty-five years finding my own balance while seeking to live authentically and passionately. It has not been easy, and requires much excavation, examination and letting go of the "stories" that keep us from finding our true, pure nature.
Within each of us is a wellspring of creative energy waiting to be tapped into and expressed in our own unique way. What is your genius? What do you feel passionate about in this moment?