"Biting my trewand (truant) pen, beating myself for spite, 'Fool,' said my Muse, 'look in thy heart and write,'" (Sir Philip Sidney, 1582, as cited in Abrams & Goldblatt, 2006, p. 452). For quite some time, I have been wanting to write, but was not finding the creativity to figure out what to write about or the time to actually sit down and do it. While reading my textbook for my class, English Literature to 1800, I discovered the quote by Sir Philip Sidney and decided that it applied to me. But, where was I going wrong? Why was I unable to think of things to write about? I looked at my daily routine and decided that life was getting in the way of things. Once this was decided, I sat back and took a closer look at what is going on in my life right now. What needed to change? I have since made some positive changes so that there is now ample time to be able to satisfy the desire to write. To write is my passion. I am going to college to improve my abilities and to be better with it. Now life should not get in the way of my creativity and there should be plenty to write about. This idea brings me joy.
What is your passion? Are you including some time in each day to satisfy it or to put it to use? If not, why not? Everyone has a passion. To be able to bring your passion into your daily routine brings about a happier, more joyful, lifestyle. It is good for the heart and good for the mind. If your passion is being pushed aside, or neglected in anyway, maybe it is time to re-examine things. What is getting in the way? Is your schedule too busy? Not enough money? Something or someone else causing problems in making it happen? Take a look at your daily routine and your life in general. How can you include your passion in your daily lifestyle? Figure out how to fit some time into each day to work on whatever it is you are passionate about. Picture it in your mind of you living out your passion. Feel the feelings, express the joy. This is an important step. If you are not familiar with this idea, please see my article, "NEVILLE: The Law and the Promise, a review." Whatever it takes, reach toward your passion. Bring it to life for yourself. God placed the passion inside. Reach for it and bring some joy into your life.
Sidney, Sir P. (1582). Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 1. In Abrams & Goldblatt, (Eds.), The Norton anthology of English literature, (8th ed., Vol. A). (pp. 452-455). New York, NY: W. W. Norton.