Passion is something we all share. It's a natural part of the human experience; we all have access to it and we can all use it as a tremendous tool for empowerment. The key lies in learning how to access, harness and direct your passion so that it serves you in positive ways.

Very broadly, passion is defined as "a strong, or intense, feeling or emotion." The reason passion carries such power is that all emotions are energy... and intense emotions are very powerful energy.

Emotions act as a kind of "carrier" that allows two-way communication between our consciousness and universal energy. If you are less spiritual, you can look at it from a purely psychological perspective and say that emotion allows communication between the conscious and subconscious mind.

Either way, it's how we create our entire life experience. Our thoughts trigger emotions; those emotions then "carry" or "broadcast" our thoughts to the universal energy field - I call it Infinite Energy - and the physical/experiential manifestation of our thoughts arises from within this field.

This being the case, you can see that when someone says "Your thoughts create your life," they are absolutely correct. It's true from a psychological perspective as well as from a "higher" energetic perspective. Anything we experience is the direct result of our emotions, which we control by our thoughts... though not always consciously.

To create the life experience that you want, it's extremely important to notice your thoughts and consciously focus them on positive things... the things you want. The average person thinks 50,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, and many people don't pay much attention to the thoughts they think. Instead, they let their minds wander, chatter, worry, judge and the like... with very little focus. Then they wonder why they don't get what they want in life.

If you truly want to create happiness and success, learn to observe your mind and consciously choose your thoughts. Meditation is a wonderful practice to help you with this. Relax into the process; don't force anything, and realize that it will take some practice to break years of "bad mind habits". Focus on the positive things in your life, and see yourself as already having what you want, right here and right now. Feel the positive emotions that these kinds of thoughts create, and know that what you want is on its way to you now!

Develop your "personal passion meter" as well by observing your feelings on a consistent basis. Are you in touch with your "positive" passion? Do you feel empowered and enthusiastic because you love the things you're doing or thinking about... or simply because you love life itself? When confronted with challenges, do you put negative aspects aside and focus on positive solutions?

Or are you at the mercy of "negative" passion? In other words, do you experience strong or intense feelings or emotions about negative things? If so, make the commitment to yourself to change your focus: you always have the choice of how you feel.

Positive focus is vital to using your power of passion to create positive results in your life. With consistent positive, passionate focus, you will be successful - universal law guarantees it. But it's up to you to make the first move. Work on observing your thoughts, maintaining positive focus, discovering your positive passion and encouraging its growth!

Author's Bio: 

Robin Bhattacharyya is an entrepreneur, writer, webmaster and musician based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His website, Creating Life, is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their lives and the lives of others!

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