• Do we really have to Climb Mt Everest for a little passion in our lives?
Passion’s UPs and downs• What is passion?• When does it show up?• How can we cultivate it?
What is passion?• Passio (Latin) – a suffering or agony• Extreme compelling emotion• The condition of being acted upon especially by outside influences
PASSION: A working definition compelling emotionexperienced when suffering Willingly In pursuit of something valued michael parle 2006
Passion is emotion• Defined by intensity and has different flavours • Love • Lust • protection • determination • anger • courage
Passion is about a value What do you want your life to stand for? michael parle 2006
Everyday Values that inspirepassion • Being a good parent • Finding your soul mate • Striving for excellence • discovering • Ensuring justice • Living life to the full • Caring for others
Passion needs action• Valued actions are steps that lead in the direction of what’s most important to you • Speaking up • Going first • Catching a big wave • Embracing someone you love • Protecting a child in danger
Passion needs suffering• Defined by willingness to suffer but its not about suffering • Fear, pain, exhaustion, grief injury, • ridicule, uncertainty, defeat• Suffering is less important than the value pursued
Passion needs suffering• If fear is a stimulating factor, then I think you can often extend your self far more than you ever believed possible.• instead of being just a mediocre person, for a moment anyway, you become someone of considerable competence. • Hillary
Passion is about letting go of suffering Escaping from a Rip • float with the current, • dont fight it. Remember to stay calm. • Suffer without struggle