A Passionate Life


“Passion is the element in which we live…” Lord Byron (1788 – 1824)


‘What are you truly passionate about?’ My friend Morgan is a life coach and he always asks this question to anybody who comes to him. He asked me the other day, if I could guess the most common answer to his question. I was wrong, when guessing the possible reasons for people to feel alive: teaching, painting, singing, gardening, helping others, truly connecting in all their relationships etc. He said, it was: “Excuse me, what do you mean?” – or “Come again.” or – “What does passion have to do with anything?”


It always amazes me how so many people are practicing things they don’t ever want to excel at. They spend 8 hours a day doing things they neither enjoy, nor want to get good at. No animal would be prepared to do that!


We all have different talents and came here at this special time with a mission. Our passion shows us what this mission might be. It is curious how few people know the answer or ever thought about the question.


Bringing passion into your story means that you are connecting to your heart, speaking your heart’s truth. Adding passion is like adding spices to a dish.


I believe that passion is the externalization of that authenticity and attraction we have acquired in the last chapter. It is time to outwardly express who we are and how we show up to the world, linking us to the other. After having received help and guidance from the invisible realm, nurtured the seeds of new possibilities and attracted people and experiences into our lives, that enable us to live our new story, passion fuels the awakened soul. Energy is needed to acquire the force in you that nothing can destroy, as Gurdjeff had suggested:


“You have now found the condition in which the desire of your heart

can become the reality of your being. Stay here until you acquire the

force in you that nothing can destroy” – Gurdjieff



Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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