Passion is one of those words we hear a lot this time of year. It gets wrapped up with all of those Valentine-y things like: a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, date nights, sexual desire, romance and love. As in romantic love. Now don’t get me wrong, a huge part of romantic love is passion, but what I’m saying is that passion is something bigger, something not simply reserved for couples or Valentine’s Day. Passion is for all of us, always.
Passion is that inexplicable fire that drives us. It is the thing that gets us to put all of our energy into a task. It is what guides us in our decision-making. It is what pushes us to our purpose. It is both a key ingredient and a key outcome of fully alive.