” It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.”
-A comment on the Humans Of New York Facebook page
Social pressure is at an all time high, and it seems people often get lost in it. We are forced to pick something that will fulfill us for our entire lives. But will our passions now, be our future passions? I think the purpose of life is not to find only one passion, but to dip our toes into the depth of the ocean and find things that scare us, but also fulfill us in a strange way. Passions have many forms and are ever-changing, at least for me. My passion was dance, and has evolved into health and fitness. But can I say those are my only passions in life? No, I have a passion for reading endless books, and writing. So instead of letting society shove some nonsense down your throat, no matter what age you are, there is always time to go on a quest and find your true passions. Discover that inner light that wants to shine so brightly, and “just enjoy the trees.”
“Passion is passion. It’s the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn’t matter where it’s directed…It can be coins or sports or politics or horses or music or faith…the saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all.”
― Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
When you are out, or just having a conversation with someone, if you pay full attention to them, you can see what moves their soul. When they are describing a book, and their face is so enthusiastic about it, or they are flaying their arms in excitement. It truly is an extraordinary remarkable moment. People rarely talk about their passions, because they are so involved in topic of conversations about their terrible boss, or day at work. But on that rare occasion that someone sparks your attention by their beaming energy, and you can just see how deeply they are rooted to it. It’s magical, much like a still night with a full moon. The moon was always something that intrigued me. Not just for the simple fact that it can light up an entire sky in darkness, but how perfect it can look even when it’s not full. It’s beauty is in all shapes and sizes. The moon, if you haven’t noticed yet, is a passion of mine. To lay in the grass and stare blankly into the stars, and moon, is just an endless feeling. But the best feelings in life are the one’s where we can exchange our moments that bring us to these amazing places. Not only because everyone has a different passion, but because it shows we have depth in our souls. We can continue to have the same conversations upon ever meeting, or why don’t you dare to ignore life’s worries, and indulge in conversations that move your soul. So tonight meet me under the moon, close one eye, and put your thumb up, i’ll be there waiting….
” No matter where it is in the sky..No matter where you are in the world..the moon is never bigger than your thumb.” -Dear John