A Light in the Darkness
Your passion is like a fire. It is your light in the darkness. Your right in the middle of so many wrongs. It is your personal navigation system. It will sustain you. Protect you. Keep you grounded. Aligned. Focused. Accountable. Authentic. It will give you warmth. Direction. Clarity. It will draw people to you. It will also repel. It will open doors and build relationships. But not always. It will also close and end. Some people will be inspired by your passion and some, intimidated. Angry, even.
Your passion is powerful and it will feed you but in return, you must feed it. Protect it. Keep it burning. If you sustain it, it will sustain you. Keep you grounded. Storms will come and go but in protecting your passion, its flame will stay alive and you will not lose your way.
Over time, some people will seek to extinguish your fire and to derail your journey. Don’t be disappointed or surprised. It’s what people do. Well, some people. Rather, be resilient. And courageous. Don’t hate or resent them but do recognise them for what they are and what they are not.
Your True North
Along the way, your passion is the place that you should return to often. When in doubt or despair, it can be the platform from where you view the world. Your true north. The place where you collect your thoughts. Be still. Take a breath. Find perspective. Plan your life. And make your decisions. Your passion does not require the approval or acceptance of others but it does require your commitment, energy and courage. It will not always provide an easy life but if you are faithful, your passion will provide a rewarding one.