Hello SOTGC community,
I absolutely love football and so I have been glued to the television over the last few weeks watching the championship games. As I watched this year, I became very aware of the players’ level of excitement, commitment, and passion for the game and their job to play it well. I was watching one of the teams getting psyched up pre-game and could literally feel the emotion and adrenaline coming through the screen. It was consuming and infectious and connected me with something within myself that I am not sure I had felt in a long time, that full and uninhibited expression of my heart and deepest passions.
As I watched and felt my own emotions grow, I started to think about what life might be like if we all lived our lives each and every day with such excitement, devotion, and passion. If we could somehow find passion and excitement for something like going food shopping or taking out the trash, and fully commit every inch of our being to the task. How absolutely amazing life would be, making each and every day one that we lived with our entire heart and soul.
Now, I know this may sound totally silly and maybe it’s not possible, but I have actually been making the attempt at this on some level. I have consciously been recalling that moment watching the game and the feelings that player evoked in me. As I connect to those emotions and my feeling rise, I have then applied them to whatever task lay in front of me. I can’t say that I have run into the grocery store jumping up and down and cheering myself on, but I can say that I have felt a deeper connection to my heart and the passion that lies within me. Every day life has definitely become a great deal richer!
And so, even though it may sound silly and feel crazy, I encourage you to give it a try. Before heading out to a daily routine activity, stop for a moment and take a second to psyche yourself up. Think about what it is that you are about to do, find the passion and excitement that lies in your heart, and apply it. Remember, there is always something to be grateful for in each and every moment, which is exactly where you will be able to access that always present passion and excitement within. Just like the players on television are playing their hearts out, let’s use our every day lives to live our hearts out!!
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