“There is no beginning and no ending, there is only infinite passion.”
Below this first post for #31Days I include a list of Daily Posts from this adventure. Thank you for reading!I had a dream the other night. The most memorable image was a room that I intuitively knew was my version of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of Her Own.” It looked like a combination of my current living room and a private space I had in our overflowing with people (six children, need I say more?) in our cozy house. We called it “The Doll Room” because I spent my time in there with my family of dolls. It was a place I felt perpetually safe, sort of like I do in this room today.
My space today, though, isn’t my own. The entire family is in and out of here and while that’s to be expected, I have had a longing for a room of my own for a long time now.
I pondered the paradox of that dream: going back to my roots while being present in today.
I remembered back in 1999 when I started my life work online. I had a thriving life coaching practice and a website named 5Passions.com. The concept of Passion + my name was my brand.
Life happened and things fell away, yet now with this 31 Days, I’ve decided to write a series on 31 Days of Living a Passionate Life.
The first stage of living a passionate life is to forgive myself for all that time I forgot about passionate living and to allow myself to receive that gift of self forgiveness. It is a tough one for me: I’m much better at forgiving others. How can I live a passion filled life if I am chronically worried about what a mess I have made in the past and how I separated myself from passion much of the time?
Now is the time to begin.
Allow yourself to simply sit with these questions - no need to rush into an answer. Simply ask and let go, and watch what comes throughout your daily life.
Where will you seek forgiveness for yourself?
How has not forgiving yourself completely gotten in the way of living a passionate life?
>>>-<<<Day 13: Live and Love the Questions
I am participating in #31Days, a writing challenge hosted by The Nester. I am writing in the Personal Endeavors category... which I am very excited to report! There is still time to join the challenge - I believe until Friday. Look on twitter for the #31days hashtag or visitThe Nester's Website.
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