Passion wants to burst forth, to fly up and be noticed. It wants to express itself in creative ways. The enemy of passion is fear. Live life at full throttle." —Grace Cirocco

I have been reading Take the Step and the Bridge Will Appear, by Grace Cirocco, and have fallen in love with her language and images. The quote above is a wonderful example.

These words alone awaken passion in me. I connect with wanting to burst forth and fly up. Sometimes passions speak so loudly to me it is almost deafening! Sometime I just don’t know what to do with that strong surge of passion that wells up within me. Do you recognize times like this? Moments of glimpsing a world so beautiful it brings a tear of joy to your eye.

Just as quickly it can all be replaced with fear. Another strong surge that can consume you: moments of great anxiety.

I wish to stay with the passion, beauty and joy. I’m getting better at it. How about you? Are you getting better at it?

"While scholars are comparing and contrasting theories, debating intellectual questions, and dividing humankind into categories, the world is changed by persons with faith, spirit, emotion, compassion, intuition, and irrational thinking." —Grey Owl

Author's Bio: 

Benita's business experience includes starting three small businesses to 12 years in the corporate sales arena. When combined with her passion for living life to its fullest, they are your keys to being more successful in your personal and professional life.

She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.A. in psychology. She completed the Coach Training Program (CTP) as a graduate of CoachU, the world's premier training program for coaches. Benita is a founding member of Coachville and a member of the Research and Development team. In 2004, she became a Retirement Success Profile (RSP)-Trained Retirement Coach.

Benita serves as Pat President of the Winnipeg Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers for 2008. She has achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster designation from Toastmasters International.

Benita has completed her term as President of Women Business Owners of Manitoba, Winnipeg chapter in June, 2007 and is now serving as Past President for two years.

She sits on the Board of Directors of BizCoach Manitoba as Vice President.

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