Friday, 30 May 2014

How to keep enthusiasm and passion alive in you

I have just written a very ambitious title for this post. Thousands of self help books and articles have been written about how to do this. Today I had a conversation about how important enthusiasm and passion are. How easily they can disappear. If a friend or lover betrays your trust it is sometimes hard to find the enthusiasm necessary to bring the relationship back to live. The dictionary describes enthusiasm as intense enjoyment, interest or approval,
passion - a strong and barely uncontrollable emotion, an intense enthusiasm for something.

When you need to keep the enthusiasm and passion alive in your life look at the way small children behave. They seem to pick themselves up with renewed enthusiasm and passion for whatever they do, from eating an ice lolly to playing with sand on the beach.
This passage by Charles Edward Montague 81867 - 1928) reminds us of how important it is to feel enthusiasm and passion about the world around us .He had to go off to the trenches of the first world war when he was 47 years old, so he must have known a lot about having to re-build enthusiasm and passion.

Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer turf, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the firmness of the globe.

So whenever you feel that your levels of enthusiasm and passion need a top up, look inside yourself and start at the beginning, touching the grass.
Put your hand on soft ferns to get back in touch

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