20140829-062917.jpgDay 14 – Living With Passion

Today’s quote is from Andreas Moritz. “You can only feel creative when there is joy. When there is a sense of passion.”

Today’s centering thought is My happiness energizes and inspires me.

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Rhabasa Hum, which means “I am pure delight.”

From today’s message:
Today we will explore passion at a deeper level as we connect to what really matters, the source of passion within us. If we can access that infinite source of passion and joy inside, then we can live passion in all areas of our life.

At its source, passion is not associated with any particular object, it is rather a deep feeling of exaltation or even spiritual ecstasy. It is the happiness of life exulting in its own existence. Today we will tap into that blissful core of existence and let our passion flow from that place.”

The fourteenth day of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Expanding Your Happiness Meditation Experience was about living with passion.

How do you know when you are living with passion?

Oprah answered that it is when you lose yourself in what you are passionately doing. “It means you are fully in alignment with your most extraordinary, highest self. Whatever you’re doing, you’re immersed in the flow. You are manifesting the magnificence of your very being, and all is sublime. That, my Friends, is happiness in it’s most exalted state and it’s yours simply by being who you are. That is the promise of the divine within you.”

I remember when I would allow the muse to be in control. Sometimes, I wouldn’t be able to sleep until whatever piece or chapter in my head was on paper or the computer. It was that strong.

After I started my Spiritual path, my passions seemed heightened for many things. I would feel an overflow of emotions for them. Sometimes that is scary to me–for someone that was unused to that or didn’t, at one point, let her emotions get even on the surface.

When I do some of my prayers or healing, I sometimes get very emotional or passionate about it. Maybe it is because I would feel such deep connection during that time.

Deepak said that “What makes spiritual passion unique is the wisdom comes packaged with the enthusiasm of the passion we are used to. Passion of any kind opens the flow of life that we can’t help but enjoy. Spiritual passion turns enjoyment into exultation. You feel uplifted by your soul.”

Maybe that is it. That is when I feel most connected to my Highest Self.

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(Image and course information are courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1 – Feeling Joy
Day 2 – Feeling Inspired
Day 3 – Feeling Peace
Day 4 – Feeling Love
Day 5 – Feeling Playful
Day 6 – Feeling Hope
Day 7 – Feeling Complete
Day 8 – Living Joy
Day 9 – Living With Purpose
Day 10 – Living With Contentment
Day 11 – Living Kindness
Day 12 – Living Laughter
Day 13 – Living Gratitude