Revisiting Our Passions!
Updated: April 15, 2013
Is there anything you’ve left behind that you feel could help reboot your joy and your creativity?
I started writing and practicing music again and it feels different this time—more joyful. Now I can access the feelings and creativity that has nothing to do with my career, nothing to do with my profession, nothing to do with anything in the future. I’m now able to immerse myself just in the moment of it, in the moment of connecting to the sounds and having a greater aptitude for it.
It has felt wonderful to love music again. For the longest time I gave it up because it was a career and now that it’s not a career, I can reclaim it and it’s so much fun now because I don’t have any agenda for it.
I’m now picking up the guitar every day and really loving it. I am creating for the sake of it and just to be immersed in creativity rather than recording an album or letting somebody hear it or expecting to make money at it. I had lost my love of music because it became all about the business. Now I can do it simply because it makes my heart sing and I do it without judging myself on the quality of the outcome and worrying about the destination.
What about you?
What could you do that would inspire you that has no hope for external, personal gain?
Imagine the feeling that there is no end destination in sight. There is no product that has to be produced or marketed. It’s just you doing what you enjoyed in the past but you let it fall away for any number of reasons. Perhaps you worked in another industry that you left because of being burned out. What parts of that career inspired you? What made you feel great when you “showed up” each day? How can you integrate those joyful and creative pieces back into your life – with no agenda? No expected outcome?
Reclaim your love of something. It could be photography, gardening, knitting, who knows!
Just immerse yourself in the creativity. Enjoy how it feels to be completely engaged in something that at that moment doesn’t have an end game or any complex agendas around it.
Don’t put off this type of joy any longer. Revisit it.
I’m having great fun writing music again and I’m going to put a Facebook page up and you can all listen to it just for fun. No expectations, just fun. Stay tuned!
Love and blessings,
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