Is hard to talk about passion without talking about guilt. Passion is usually something we don’t have to do, but rather, something we want to do.
Our lives after childhood is for the major part spent on things we have to do. That when guilt often appears for the first time. Remember the first time your parents told you you were to old to be running around like that anymore?
As a single mother, guilt is something I had to deal with for a long time. If I worked until late I made sure my kids got every ounce of my attention to make up for it as well as a trip to their favorite restaurant. And pursuing a passion on top of that?! that was just plain crazy.
So how did I get over feeling guilty every time I left my kids for a long run or to go to a race? My last adventure I was gone for almost 3 months and I enjoyed every bit of it.
What I did was realized that I deserved to be truly happy and that my kids and family would want that for me too. Spending some quality time pursuing something that makes you feel like a kid again, the wonderful feeling of being totally focus and absorbed on that very moment is food for your soul. One of my least favorite words is compromise, why do I have to settle for less? I want my life to be extraordinary even if that means working harder or having some struggles in the middle to accomplish what I set out to do. My family initially complains, every time, but when they see me happy, focus and spending the time we
So three months is unrealistic to most people I know, but I started with just one hour a week when my kids were little, I was already single so I used to hire a baby sitter and took piano lessons close to my house. So I never became a musician, but for one wonderful hour a week I dreamed I was.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are we not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson