Thought for the Day


Life with Passion


When passion rules life, life’s temporal passage wears thin. One hears the common exclamation: “How time flies, I hardly realised it.” One is so immersed in what one is doing, that the burden of passing days is not felt. When such a blessing makes its visitation on a person, he can hardly wait to get up in the morning, for the heart aches to live the passion. In fact geniuses declare that man is a mere possibility, he does not exist; he is a latent force, if not blessed and driven by a passion – like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. But when the spark does fly, it is brilliant; and shows.

               After all, what is passion? It is the becoming of a person. Are we not, the commoners amongst us, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. The Passion is all that is other from self. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.

               History of Great people show that the memories of struggle to achieve success in reaching the goal gives more happiness than the success itself.

              And surely there is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It’s up to you to find it, and you can.


                   -  Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan