A lack of passion is the worst thing we can endure in life.
If we have no aim, no fire, no tapas (passion), we are living an unfulfilled life.
In “Light On Yoga,” B.K.S. Iyengar said that tapas is the “burning” will that allows us to achieve. Tapas, according to Iyengar, is taken from the root word “tap,” which means to “blaze, burn, shine, suffer pain or consume by heat:”
“The whole science of character building may be regarded as a practice of tapas. Tapas is the conscious effort to achieve ultimate union with the Divine and to burn up all desires which stand in the way of this goal. A worthy aim makes life illumined, pure and divine. Without such an aim, action and prayer have no value. Life without tapas, is like a heart without love.”
You can be passionate about one thing and one thing only (and it doesn’t have to be your day job). No matter what it is, no matter how long it takes to find it, keep searching. When you find it, do it with all fierceness.
Your dream life is on the other side of the fire.
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Ed: Sara Crolick