What I Learnt From Life Without Passion
For a long time, I was without ‘Passion’. I struggled to find that which made my heart content when I breathed under the blankets and in front of my laptop. Nothing fulfilled me, I yearned for more. Voice after voice whispered to my ear that life was tough, I was meant to work in order to earn living. The experiences that came along would prepare me for a promotion the next year.
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And so I did it, year after year, getting that coveted promotion of course with marvelous performance. But I still felt this dark never ending abyss overwhelming my desire to see the light. The money was sweet and guaranteed; my family was young and needy. So the right thing to do was to continue selling my blood as always to cater for me and mine.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
That decade was overly draining. My energy levels were down. I had no optimism in life; I was bored, perpetually angry at the persistent mosquito that was also after my blood. The once smooth forehead was now a shadow of its former self, with deep crevices reminding me of the long gone decade.
“Lack of passion is fatal.” – Anonymous
I still had not found it. I knew it was there but I had no time to find it. How could I when I sold 15 hours a day for 7 hours pay and 3 hours in traffic trying to get home? That left me with only 6 hours shared between my family, myself, others, not mentioning time for meditation, sleeping, thinking and entertainment.
“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” —Dalai Lama
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