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Michael parle

  1. 1. PASSION Michael ParleConsulting and clinical psychologist
  2. 2. passion in action www.summitpost.org
  3. 3. • Do we really have to Climb Mt Everest for a little passion in our lives?
  4. 4. Passion’s UPs and downs• What is passion?• When does it show up?• How can we cultivate it?
  5. 5. What is passion?• Passio (Latin) – a suffering or agony• Extreme compelling emotion• The condition of being acted upon especially by outside influences
  6. 6. PASSION: A working definition compelling emotionexperienced when suffering Willingly In pursuit of something valued michael parle 2006
  7. 7. Passion is emotion• Defined by intensity and has different flavours • Love • Lust • protection • determination • anger • courage
  8. 8. Passion is about a value What do you want your life to stand for? michael parle 2006
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. When does passion show up?
  15. 15. 140My Willingness To suffer 120 100 Passion 80 60 40 20 0 How compelled I feel michael parle 2006
  16. 16. 140My Willingness To suffer 120 100 Passion 80 60 Comfort Zone Indifference 40 Addiction Obsession Burnout 20 Avoidance Depression Panic 0 How Compelled I feel michael parle 2006
  17. 17. How can we cultivate passion?
  18. 18. What’s Really important?Tap into Enhance Clarity values Make it Attractive concentrate the Focus michael parle 2006
  19. 19. • Any action can be a valued action if it goes in the direction of a valueTake valued • Any action can be a actions devaluing action if its meaning is opposite to a value michael parle 2006
  20. 20. • Know where you are starting from • Low readiness forTake valued passion (avoiders) actions • Flaccid starters (comfort zone) • Willing starters michael parle 2006
  21. 21. Have the sufferingWillingness to Defuse the suffering suffer Body suffering Head suffering the value is always more important michael parle 2006
  22. 22. Emotions can rarely just be turned onEnhancing emotional experience Being Present Sensitivity to emotion increase the intensity michael parle 2006
  23. 23. The morning after “Little creature of love With two arms and two legsPassion has From a moment of passionConsequences Now they cover the bed” Talking heads michael parle 2006
  24. 24. Rewarding the actionThe morning after Enhancing the value Relieving suffering michael parle 2006