Recently I had an amazing conversation with one of those really special people in life. You know the person…she is enlightened, progressive, smart-as-get-out and simultaneously cool, calm, collected and centered (Silver Lining).
We were talking about the concept of obligation in life. Now that I’m feeling better, I’ve been feeling obligated to do this or that. Why? Perhaps because I was off of the circuit grid for a year thanks to FBC (f-bomb breast cancer) or perhaps because I was raised in a strict, conservative, guilt-ridden Catholic environment and am hard wired to feel this way. Whatever the source, I sure don’t like the feeling.
When I laid out my (obligatory) options, my friend asked me which of the options I was passionate about. “None,” I said. Well, then she ripped out a pen and paper and wrote the phrase below.
She reminded me to make choices about how I spend my time based on passion, not obligation. She illuminated the fact that Action Without Passion = Obligation.
Honestly, after this conversation, I felt like a huge stress-boulder had been lifted from my shoulders. What an incredible, Silver Lined gift!