Do You Have Passion In Your Life?

Six years ago I lived in a house, was in a relationship, had a job I liked and co-parented two adorable dogs. I enjoyed many activities and was blessed with good friends and a close-knit family.

And yet with all of the above I felt emptiness and a lack of real purpose. On one of my daily walks I found myself wondering why I wasn’t happier. As a side note, in general I am a “glass half full” kind of gal.

I let my mind wander trying to understand what was missing. The word passion kept coming to mind. Although I enjoyed my life, I didn’t feel passionate about it.

After about a month of walks during which my mind drifting in and out of the ‘lack of passion’ idea, I decided to change how I looked at the world.

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I started visualizing more, clearing my mind more and opening myself up to new and different ideas. I enrolled in a meditation class and talked with more people who were creative, not just concrete, as I tended to be.

To make a long story short (although it is a bit late for that), I now live in a one-bedroom apartment; I am single; I am retired from my day job, and I have NEVER been happier. Oh, and I still co-parent my dogs.

Why am I happier? Because I found my passion. Now, this did not happen overnight. It did however start with a single thought. It went something like this, “Roni, you need to open your mind and your heart to new ideas.” How did I do this? I committed to the universe that I wouldn’t say no or close doors to new directions that my life might take.

I began journaling my thoughts. This led to blogging, then to creating videos. I wrote inspirational stories, offered motivational exercises and shared thought-provoking situations.

After several months, I was encouraged by several friends to consider actually authoring a book, as I pen this blog, my first book has just been published!

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We are on this earth for a short period of time. Although one doesn’t need to quit jobs, divorce spouses or move to far-away places in order to find his or her passion, the truth is that passion and purpose gives our lives more meaning and pleasure.

If you are living a life presently devoid of passion, think about what you can do to incorporate passion into your life. And then reap the benefits.


4 thoughts on “Do You Have Passion In Your Life?

  1. Kat says:

    Nice blog… Passion is a wonderful thing to embrace

  2. bill Odelson says:

    Hi Roni,

    I have known you for several decades, and you have known me just as long. We both have been through lots and have great kids and now grandkids. My passion is “life”. It always has been. I love each and everyday. So I don’t need passion “in my life”, “life is my passion”. I wish more people just took each day as an opportunity, and find a way to feel good about life. Don’t get me wrong, I have bad days just like everyone does, but I want to live forever so that I get to see and be part of tomorrow.

  3. Marjie says:

    Thanks for your insight, Roni! Passion,is important.You be you,because you do that so well!😉

  4. Roni says:

    It is hard for me to picture waking up each morning merely to exist. This world can be a beautiful place. I doubt we will live forever Bill however; while we do, let’s continue to make the most of it!

    Marjie passion can be defined differently for each of us. Good meals, spending time in a a garden, helping others to relax through massage therapy. The wonderful thing about life is there is no right or wrong way to live it.

    Thanks to all of you for the support!!

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