Monday, February 8, 2016

What's your passion?

*Stones around the sun - Lewis Watson*

Had a small walk with a friend yesterday, we were talking and talking when somehow I asked him about his passion other than photography, he said he likes drawing as well, but it was long before. Then the question come back to me. I remembered I said I like writing. And he said, 'You must have like reading as well. Since in order to write, you have to know a lot or at least the thing you are writing.'

I agreed. He continued telling me how he used to have a blog back then and words come easy to him when he reads but at one point of his life, he stopped reading books that the idea did not come flowing when he wanted to blog, and yes, I truly agree with this. There's two reason for failing to write; less reading or lacking experience.

And I think I have both of that but oh wait, that's not why I wanted to write in this post. I wanted to just ponder upon the word passion. I remembered reading in a friend's blog, he posted an excerpt from Kahlil Gibran, On Reason and Passion;

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. 

If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. 
For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. 
Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; 
And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion ay live through its own daily resurrection and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.

Passion is something you like most. You enjoy doing it, you find happiness in it. You don't have to work hard to feel a genuine feeling for it. And why am I referring passion as 'it'? I don't know but what I am going for this post is that if you have ever discover your passion(s), don't ignore them. Make sure to acknowledge them and keep on feeding the passion so it grows and can act accordingly. 

*Windows - Lewis Watson*

*continued this draft, it started on 31st January 2016*

*Into the Wild - Lewis Watson*

Having said that you should never ignore your passion(s), where I was heading on to say is regardless of how busy or difficult your situation is, never let it go. Personally for me, I love archery so much but I can't see myself keeping to it right now so most probably in the future, I'll have my kids to get involve with archery so that I can indirectly teach them what I knew :). However, in the mean time, I'll continue watching videos and reading up articles about archery.

I almost give up writing at some period of my life and then with so many motivation from people around me, I started writing again. You may have not see any much changes but I do, I realised my thoughts are getting more organised as I speak and I am thankful for that. I even keep my journal with me now. So that I can write my thoughts so I can see things clearly, though sometimes I don't get myself when I reread those things I wrote haha but yeah, what I mean is, you should never give up on your passion.

Though it is true, sometimes you might be liking something that has bad influence in it. If you don’t know whether it is good or not, go and talk to people around you and see what they say about it. And pray to God to His guidance. Usually, things in life, there's always good in it. Maybe you can start using your passion in a better way, a way that can serve a good purpose.

Oh well, look at the time now, it is almost midnight and somehow I can’t think about anything else to write that's relatable to the title. Hoho.

So until then, bye!

*Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell*

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