365 Days of Courage #41: Finding your passion can be a TALL ORDER
This made me giggle. The full Facebook post from the most fabulous Liz Gilbert (which you can read on her website by clicking here) is:
Passion can seem so very Mediterranean. It brings up images of Sophia Loren or Antonia Banderas. There’s an intensity to the word itself that can make the pursuit of it seem somewhat pointless. As a Brit, my arms start to fold just at the very whiff of talks of “passion”.
And, yet, I believe with every fiber of my being that each and everyone of us is drawn to certain things, places, people and experiences for no explicable reason. The things that light me up would do absolutely nothing for someone else.
So I do believe in the pursuit of those things that we find ourselves drawn to in life. I love Liz Gilbert’s advice to follow your curiosities. To consider it a scavenger hunt “where each successive clue is another tiny little hit of curiosity. Pick each one up, unfold it, see where it leads you next.”
Your curiosity doesn’t feel grand or out of reach or intense. I don’t feel like I need to have the aura of Penelope Cruz to go in pursuit of what I’m curious about. It feels do-able on a daily basis.
So if you know that you WANT to pursue your passion but it feels like a TALL ORDER, give yourself a break and think about what you're curious about instead.
Liz Gilbert is absolutely fabulous on both Facebook and Instagram.
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