Aug 24, 2013 by


Exploring with curiosity and seeing the world through new eyes creates a passion that is hard to compare. Getting completely lost within someone, something, some place losing yourself is the passion we all crave.

Have you ever dissolved into a new experience? Become lost, consumed, overwhelmed with a new … something?  It’s that out-of-body experience I’m exploring. Not necessarily the new age definition of an out-of-body experience, but something more about the coupling of an experience, a person, place or thing that let’s your mind quiet down, and for a moment you are not the same “you” that awoke this morning.

We chase this experience by playing with drugs, getting drunk, having that one sexual union that opens up the universe, running until we’re high. All of us want to lose our mind every once in a while in a safe place and truly connect with something outside ourselves.

Some of you might think I’m talking about religion, but if you know me at all, that is definitely not what I’m referring to. What I’m talking about is becoming a witness to your own spinning mind, stepping outside, and asking yourself what your are really passionate about. If you can let go of your mind then you can explore your passions and you’ll be amazed at what a little walk down Curiosity Avenue can reveal.

So here’s my question: “What, who, where, can you be passionate about for a moment.” And remember passion means you’re willing to let go of yourself and dissolve completely into someone, someplace or something else. You’re willing to become so curious that your passion burns white hot and you explore something beyond yourself.

So do it. Let go to your inner passion for a second and see what you find. Might be more interesting, and more than just a little terrifying, than you initially thought.

See you on the wire

— Steven Cardinale

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