I have observed too many people who
allow Life to become dull, less than vital and almost
life-less. Many of us continue to live a Life that is less than
what we truly desire because we just don't take the
responsibility to "stir up the Spirit" within us. We must take
the responsibility to accept Life as more than our past
experiences, more than what we see in the world around us. We
must take every opportunity to allow the passion within us to be
expressed. We must let go of anything or anybody that hinders
this process. If we withhold our passion, suppress it, postpone
it or disavow it, we will lose it. We will lose it in old age,
illness, poverty, loneliness, depression and a myriad of other
world effects. I know people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s, who
continually look forward to new experiences, new adventures in
Life. At the same time, I know people in their 30s, 40s and 50s
who are beginning to show evidence of aging in their faces way
beyond their years. Why? Because Spirit Is energy - Passionate
Energy! They are obstructing this energy, this Life-enhancing
substance of G-d.
Spirit is vital and alive! It is the Life of
us, the Joy of us. It Is our Happiness, our Love, our Power.
It Is our Passion for living! We absolutely cannot let anything
diminish this Passion within us for living - absolutely
nothing! But, so many of us do. We allow the temporary
conditions and circumstances in our lives to suck the energy out
of us. We allow the world of effects to determine the level of
energy we live in. We cannot do this! We cannot let anything
stop us from lifting our spirits higher and higher every day!
We cannot let people, places or conditions determine our passion
for Life! We must stop living Life at a snail's pace and begin
to cultivate a great and glorious
Passion for Life! Spirit cannot move fresh, new ideas and experiences through a mind
that is consumed with the ordinary. So our lives become dull or
without passion - hell! Hell is a life devoid of Passion! We
must release this stranglehold on our Joy and Happiness and
allow Spirit to fully express It's Passion through us, as us and
for us. G-d Is Good and Good Is G-d. If our lives are not
filled with good, not filled with excitement and vitality, then
we are suppressing our Passion for Life! We are letting
something obstruct Good in our lives. So, how do we remove the
We begin to fully live the Life that Is
ours, not our parents' life, not our friends' live, not our past
experiences, but the Life we choose for ourselves. We begin to
reject anyone else's idea of who we are and what we are about.
We are an original and our Life
must reflect our originality! A fully expressed, Passionate Life
can look like ego to many people. Why? Because we see so few
who actually live this way that we automatically think there
must be something egotistic about it when we observe it. But
that is not the Truth. We cannot allow the opinions and
judgments of the world to obstruct us from it. Yes, people will
have their opinions and judgments, but they are just opinions
and judgments, nothing more.
A Life without Passion is a road to nowhere
- a dull hell. Each and every one of us have experienced this
at one time or another. Words spoken without passion are not
remembered. Work done without passion is just work. Be
passionate about maintaining confidence in the Good in All
things and All people. Be passionate about discovering the Good
that G-d has already prepared for you!
PASSION IS ENERGY - ENERGY MOVES THINGS - the energy in the ocean creates the waves - the energy in the
clouds create rain - we must stir up this
in order to move our lives forward into growth and expansion,
forward with new ideas, new adventures, to that something
greater than we have experienced in the past.
We must seek that which creates even greater Passion within us,
creates within us a desire for expansion and growth - we must
surround ourselves with people who support our magnificence!
We must let go of the people, places and things that attempt to
bring our energy down - that support us in being less than who
we truly are. If we don't - we begin to grow old, even older
than our years.
The great Emerson stated: “People
do not grow old; when they cease to grow, they become old.”
Keep the Faith!
Henry Lee Bates
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