Passion is such an important aspect of our character and souls. It fuels us in our endeavors and purpose and can lead us towards a life of happiness and satisfaction. That being said, a full and happy life does not always mean a quiet and peaceful one. A full, happy and healthy life has many ups and many downs, helping us to learn and to value the growth on our journey.
The Only Competition Should Be Within Yourself
Unfortunately, happiness has been portrayed to mean absolute perfection of positivity and winning first place all the time. As if happiness is a competition of who is right all the time, has everything and never stops smiling. Even Merriam-Webster has caught on and updated the definition to make prosperity an obsolete definition for happiness. Because it actually misrepresents what it means to be and maintain true happiness. It is within you, not within stuff, judgment or money.
Any hard times or disagreements endured are equated with being a failure and having an inability to be happy or agreeable at all. Being different or creating waves is often shut down, vilified and used as evidence that any instance of negativity means a person, place or thing is a problem to be dealt with and controlled to be made more agreeable.
Don’t Avoid The Negative Thinking It Will Bring The Positive
The problem with constantly negating and avoiding the truth is that it leaves people vulnerable. Over time they become incapable of understanding the full depths of what is happening to or around them, be that good or bad. Without reflection or balancing the understanding of what is good and bad, people lose the ability to see what they are trying to do. They lose track of how to maintain any balance when they stop themselves from feeling or analyzing anything that looks, feels or seems negative. This ultimately produces fear while undermining a person in everything they do and understand for themselves.
Find Your Balance In Everything
The yin and yang of good and evil, of right and wrong and good and bad exists so that we can learn from each one and do better with the other. They exist in order to learn the importance of one so to protect and work for the maintenance of the other. Without acknowledging or accepting the capacities of both sides, the consequences of both sides and the path created when only choosing one side while ignoring the other can make a person’s life much more difficult as well.
Passion and Happiness, A Poem
Passion and happiness walk hand in hand, where love and friendship reside. So do what makes you smile and always be honest in your life. Don't forget to express yourself in everything you do. Be understanding and keep the peace with those who surround you. Keep your feet on the ground and be free within your life. Always try to be courageous and stand up for what is right.
Follow Your Instincts, Not Someone Else’s Advice
Everything has balance and emotions are natural. So no matter how hard society is trying to undermine our true nature, the truth is that we feel through life. Thus, expressing your feelings is normal and necessary and you are not always going to have control over them. You should not be judged or dismissed through the journey, but you do need to be in touch with them to make it out to the other side.
Emotions are a force to be reckoned with but have been minimized alongside our need to live a life of purpose that is for ourselves. This force helps drive us. It is an intensity that can come out in all forms and be driven by all types of things to lead a person towards what matters to them. Happiness is built within you. As you grow, learn, adapt and change through the hard times, you will find yourself in better times again and again. If you use those times to reflect and try, you will be able to keep the good times in sight and better thrive to the end.
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