Friday, 22 April 2011

Passion

 Passion  /ˈʃən/ noun  strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.

A learned friend recently gave me a Latin word to translate. Ardate. A little bit of thought lead me to the word ardent. And a little bit of research showed that I was pretty close. The Latin word root is ard, and ‘ardate’ literally translates as “to burn”.

As in to have passion. To be passionate.

Passion is to love something so much that it becomes a part of you. Something, which plays the rhythm of your heart beats and the music of your soul. It is something you will die for.

Passionate means you will live for it, as well.

Passion is something, which gives you heaven and hell in equal measure. Heaven, because it’s who you are. Hell, because you will always be left with an insatiable craving for more.

Passionate means to be unable to decide which is it, your sweetest dream or your worst nightmare.

Passion is to realise what you are passionate about. Then go out there and give your heart and soul to it.

Passionate means to know you can give some more when you have nothing else to give.

Passion is to live a lifetime in the space of a few moments. Because your passion is the reason for you existence. Not because you are the only one. Not because you are the best in it. But simply because you would not have been complete without it.

Passionate means to know neither would it have been complete without you.

Passion is to know that your number one enemy is Ridicule. And number two is You. It is to know that sometimes one and two can even swap places.

Passionate is to know how to ignore one of them, and reassure the other.

Passion is to realise that you are among a handful of blessed people lucky to have a passion. It is to realise that there is a majority who do not believe in passion, mainly because they don’t have one themselves.

Passionate to know that you can be simple with a passion, but you will be mediocre without one.

Passion is your shot at insanity in a world that is too cruelly sane.

Passion is to inspire others. And yourself.

Be passionate.

7 comments:

  1. "Passion is your shot at insanity in a world that is too cruelly sane."

    Brilliant piece!!! :)

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  2. Passionately written. Nice. :)

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  3. Something I read about passion:

    I've always been a lover from before I drew a breath / some things I loved easy, some I've loved to death

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  4. Hmmm.... interesting!
    I just looked for the dictionary meanings, look a 2 and 3!
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/passion

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  5. @Max...LOL...trust you to be more interested in that! :P
    @Ping, @Saket...thankie for the continuous support
    @Sisriksha...thank you :)

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  6. Very Nicely written.. Your english writing is simply awesome!! Continue with the great work..

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