When we allow genuine feelings to operate within and through us, we become capable of doing what we want to do. All genuine feeling fuels our fire. The power to create an authentic career grows out of feeling unencumbered by shame or rationalization.
The word passion originally referred to pain, but it is a pain that serves the organism. The word joy is part of the word enjoy. We have a need and a creative drive to enjoy life. The fact that most people do not enjoy their work tells of a painful imbalance in our allocation of time and energy. This pain, if owned, will begin to align feeling with power and create the space for joy to enter.
Move into your feelings and put them into focus by investigating what is most important to you, where you want to spend your time and energy, and what skills you have developed that fit your concern. Wherever your passion is, that is where your life will naturally gravitate, regardless of whether you are consciously focused on it or not.
You can ask and answer the following questions:
- What is my passion?
- What are my base convictions?
- What do I care about more than anything else?