How many times have we heard or been asked, what is your passion? What is your vision? Sometimes we groan and sometimes we just spill over in our own excitement to answer that question.
I think it is really asking what is the reason that we get out of bed each day. What is that spark that drives us to be driven towards an ideal? The Japanese have a concept that is called Ikigai. The translation is our reason for being.
According to Wikipedia, Ikigai, is the search for that meaning of purpose. In other words doing the soul-searching to determine what brings satisfaction and joy to our lives. It means when we find that answer, we live it to the fullest.
But seriously, what is your vision for life?
For instance, when we are alone, what brings us a sense of deep satisfaction? Reading, creating? When we are with others is it making people laugh, giving to others, and being of service, is it empowering others? The list is infinite.
The Idea though is to sit down and figure it out.
Ask yourself what activities do I do that brings me a very strong sense of satisfaction? What makes my heart soar and my head just want more?
For me it is creating, whether it be writing or art. And especially creating something that I can just surprise someone with a gift. But mostly it is the wanting to share that life is what we make it. The choices we step into.
I think we know it by how it feels. We feel satisfied and so very alive.
When the circles meet in the center it shows:
- what the world needs
- what you are good at
- what you can be paid for
- what you love
HOW DO WE USE THIS IDEA
When we can fully answer these four questions, we have direction. And blast off, we have our passion. The reason we do get up every day.
I imagine it is like finding the fountain of youth. We feel vibrant, thriving and so very alive.
Finding our vision, our passion, our reason for being, Is integral to our well-being. We all know what it feels like to not have passion and zest for life. So finding it is not about it have to be huge earth-shattering concept. We don’t have to change the entire world.
But we are fully responsible to fill ourselves with self-satisfaction. And not the egocentric one of making ourselves look like something else.
No, this is the truth of our inner heart speaking. There is no way around it, Once you have found your way to your passion, reason for getting up each morning..there is no stopping that amazing momentum! It becomes the joy of living. You could write your own book on how lovely it feels to be alive.
So here we are..you can find your own sense of drive and passion. How does it look to you? What does it feel like? How do you live it?
In peace and gratitude,