Wisdom Wednesday #81 – Getting Back to What You Love

My life is aligning perfectly with my long term goals and the vision I hold for my future.

I have been working hard to reach my new dream for the past three years. With the day to day demands of life and work, it can be challenging to stay motivated to move forward.

I had a set back earlier this year which threw me off balance. I was so frustrated, lost and hurt and it took me about a month to recover. Yet, within that month I found my footing as I always do. Something shifted during that time that gave me a greater energy to manifest my dreams into my life quicker. I suddenly had energy to get up earlier then usual and stay up later than usual to do the work that fuels me.

Now that I am back at work, on a new show, that fire is still alive. I see the fruits of my labor form that month of re-organization and I see the horizon that I have been working towards these past three years. I needed that upset to double down on my dreams.

Today’s wisdom just hit my inbox today and I had to stop working, to take a moment for myself to focus and read words that I needed to read. In the hustle and bustle of work and life, remember the wisdom from the article below “Getting Back to What You Love,” written by Madisyn Taylor. This article was originally published in the Daily Om newsletter.

Getting Back to What You Love

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Nothing can fill the emptiness that remains in a space vacated by a passion that we have tossed aside.

There are times in life when we are committed to pursuing our passions. Every molecule in our body is focused on doing what we love. At other times, necessity and responsibility dictate that we put our dreams aside and do what needs to be done. It is during these moments that we may choose to forget what it is that we love to do. There are many other reasons for why we may leave our passions behind. A hobby may lose its appeal once we’ve realize it will never turn into our dream job. Someone important to us may keep telling us that our passions are childish and unsuitable – until we finally believe them.

Forgetting about what you love to do can be a form of self-sabotage. If you can forget about your dreams, then you never have to risk failure. But just because we’ve decided to ignore our passions doesn’t mean they no longer exist. Nothing can fill the emptiness that remains in a space vacated by a passion that we have tossed aside. Besides, life is too short to stop doing what you love, and it is never too late to rediscover your favorite things. If you gave up playing an instrument, painting, drawing, spending time in nature, or any other activity or interest that you once loved to do, now may be the time to take up that passion again. If you don’t remember what it is that you used to be passionate about, you may want to think about the activities or interests that you used to love or the dreams that you always wished you could pursue.

You don’t have to neglect your responsibilities to pursue your passions, and you don’t have to neglect your commitments to do what you love. When you make an effort to incorporate your interests into your life, the fire within you ignites. You feel excited, inspired, and fed by the flames that are sparked by living your life with passion for what you love.

Love – Stephanie XO