Discover (or Rediscover) Your Deepest Dreams!
Often we hold on to what we believe to be our passions. For example in the article Flowing with Synchronicity, I shared my story of how I believed that the martial arts were my passion, but during my healing journey, I realized that it was not.
In the following activity, you are going to revisit some of your passions that may have been put on the back burner or that perhaps you have even lost touch with.
Take some time and try to recall some of your greatest childhood passions.
Try to recapture some of your youthful chats with friends and what you may have revealed to them about your dreams and aspirations for adulthood.
Now, of course, we change as we grow and our passions often change as well. But this is not what I am referring to here.
What I am talking about are the images of dreams abandoned long ago that from time to time still pop up in your mind and make you smile.
The ones that make you think to yourself, “I wonder….” (Excerpt from Crazy Meets Common Sense! Podcast – How Passions Make Your Heart Smile and Activate the Soul!)
My abandoned passions revolved around music, dancing, and the arts. Though my life was pleasurable without them, I found that when I incorporated dance aerobics into my life and eventually became an instructor, my soul filled with forgotten passions that added dimensions to my life that I could never have imagined.
The interesting thing here is that just by going to a dance fitness class re-ignited that “feeling” of joy…the passion… I remembered as a child.
These type of feelings are rooted in your soul and when you allow them to express…WOW! Amazing things begin to happen in all areas of your life – You Feel ALIVE!
Then comes the wonderment of your curiosity… “What else can I do?!”
So how about you? Do you have some abandoned passions that have been long forgotten?
Make A Life List!
This should be a special Life List that begins with at least 5 abandoned passions that you would like to revisit. Maybe your passions were similar to mine.
Or perhaps for you, it was cooking or playing baseball, rescuing animals, playing in a rock band, being a famous author, speaking seven languages, studying the sciences, traveling the world, or maybe you even aspired to be a sassy film critic 😉
Once you have made your list, you need to decide how you want to incorporate one, a few, or all of your once hidden passions into your life.
Perhaps your love for cooking still burns, but you no longer (at least at this moment) desire to open a restaurant. Why not take a few cooking classes and see where it leads you?
Maybe starting a website blog entitled “The Sassy Film Critic’s Review” where you offer smart and cheeky analyses of the latest films is enough to fulfill that desire to enlighten the world with your commentary of the best and worst of the cinematic world.
I just know that whatever your passions may be, this Life List is going to lead to some interesting changes in your life!
To learn more about How Passions Make Your Heart Smile and Activate the Soul, check out Crazy Meets Common Sense Podcast!
Included In The Discussion:
- What happens to our passions over time and how can we reignite them?
- How passions affect your health
- Does living without passions result in depression? Other heart conditions?
- Are childhood passions still relevant in adulthood?
- Learn easy activities that can help you reignite your lost passions
And much more!