Sense and Sensibility

In a time of lockdown and international challenges, the one prevailing emotion is the feeling of loss of control. In our efforts to re-claim some form of power, we dig into reasons for our predicament, grab unto conspiracy theories or try to figure out how we could get back to “normal’.  It is such a pointless waisting of better to be used time, a futile exercise. Normal will be new and totally different.

Making sense of life and acting sensible during these unusual times should be one’s sole aim. The best one can do is to sharpen your awareness of your unique situation. An inward search of what really are the real and enduring beliefs that got you so far in life. You might find that those are the only lasting things that can help you to take the first steps towards the new normal.

Sensibility would be to take control of your environment and stay out of reach of the Virus – as far as possible.  Also, to creatively look into the future and start planning something new. Waiting for things to get better is only delaying a new start.

Passion drives

Deep down the source of energy and drive lies in the passion of the heart. One would spend more time and effort on those things you truly value and cherish than your energy levels actually allow when you

Restoring with passion

believe in what you do. Passion grows on the inner drive that provides vigour.

The challenge is to identify that drive as early in life as possible. Then it can start to germinate, root and spout to become a passion.

No success or achievement is possible without passion. How can you pursue significance without something you believe in. There cannot be drive or energy if you do not actively strive to satisfy your love for that which you believe in.

If you express your passion in art, paint for your passion, not for the people. If it is in dance, do it with and for your heart, not for the sake of the audience. If it is building or restoring, do it to fulfil your vision and not for approval.

Passion gives purpose, direction and a sense of accomplishment. That is the “why” in chasing your dream.