KATHMANDU, May 12: Nowadays, many of us are struggling hard to chase the dreams seen by others. We simply pick up a dream to be a doctor, engineer or someone famous because our parents, the society, want that. We don’t give a single moment from our tight schedules to discover our passion.
Sometimes we bury our passions deeply because of something that has happened in our life or out of the fear of what may be asked of us should we open this area of our life.
We cannot open ourselves to our passion or our purpose until we are prepared to go beyond our comfort zone, scary perhaps, rewarding definitely.
We can begin to identify our passion when we ask ourselves questions about what we really feel strongly about. What would we defend to the death? What sparks our excitement?
What is the most important thing for us? What do we thoroughly enjoy in life? What makes us come alive? What brings us great joys?
Maybe our answers are tentative at first. Maybe we have more than one thing that sparks our passion. That’s fine. Sometimes our passion evolves as we pay attention to it.
When we allow ourselves time to explore our passion, more opportunities for it will show up. We should grab that passion when it is present. Finding our passion and expressing it in our life and work is a wonderful way to make our life meaningful and fulfilling. And isn’t that what living is all about?
If you discover that you have passion for art, music or something else, go completely for it no matter where the majority are.
When you are inspired by a passion or purpose which lights up your life, your world expands beyond bounds and previously conceived boundaries and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you can imagine. Along your path of discovery, there will be those who will endeavor to discourage you.
Never underestimate the greatness that is in all of us. If we turn the pages of history, the greatest things were created when there was a perfect blend of passion and devotion. Albert Einstein, the man with a beautiful mind, discovered his passion, toiled for it and finally gave the science new ways.
Could we have known Picasso if he had chosen to be a doctor or soldier? He had passion in art; he went on discovering himself and finally died ending up as Picasso, the great artist.
If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? So, find your passion, whatever it may be. Be gutsy, break out all the limitations, go for your passion, work on it and finally you will be the happiest fellow in this earth.
The writer is a graduate of Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal.