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Tirya

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What is Passion?
« on: July 24, 2012, 01:14:28 PM »

A conversation with a friend of mine prompted this question. What is passion, and what are you passionate about? How do you know?
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Re: What is Passion?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 06:51:19 PM »

Passion can mean different things in the English language, since you phrased it as what we are passionate about I will assume we are talking more about things that we have great enthusiam for rather then sexual desire or the love of people like a child. I am passionate about nature as represented by the land, flora, fauna and history of where I live. I also am passionate about my country the USA as a concept. Give me liberty or give me death still not just pretty words but a vow. i am passionate about paganism, and Wicca as spititual paths. These occupy my thoughts more then any other as things.
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Re: What is Passion?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 08:21:45 PM »

I identify my passions as something that consistently makes me feel enthusiastic, joyful, or fulfilled. I am passionate about my family, both chosen and not.  Nothing pleases me more than spending time with them and supporting them in any way I can and also being supported by them when necessary.  I love cooking, but I love it because it nourishes my loved ones.  I work hard so that I can provide the best life possible for my family and for myself.  This passion is what keeps me going in difficult times; it is the reason I learned to love myself and to take care of myself.

I am passionate about personal growth, for myself and others. I believe that freedom is required for growth, so I am passionate about individual and human rights for adults AND children. I am also passionate about nature, history, and learning of every sort. 
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Re: What is Passion?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 09:25:46 PM »

I think I agree with DS about what passion is. But, I think I am still figuring out what I'm passionate about.
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Re: What is Passion?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 05:57:05 AM »

A conversation with a friend of mine prompted this question. What is passion, and what are you passionate about? How do you know?
Passion is a state of mind in which there is refreshed energy and focus to act. Passion propels me into action, where as dis passion, boredom and sloth is its opposite. There is a middle which is peace, tranquillity, acceptance. My mind cycles through these three, sometimes I am just happy, content, other times fed up, stuck in a rut and less frequently I am passionate.

I am passionate about philosophy, about learning new things and seeing the world in a brand new way. I am passionate about pushing past my own barriers and limitations and redefining myself. Nothing gives me so much joy and passion than an "Eureka" moment where I suddenly see just a little more of the mystery of life and what it is all might mean.
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Re: What is Passion?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 09:10:48 AM »

Passion is a state of mind in which there is refreshed energy and focus to act.

I think this is a great definition.
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