“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ― Émile Zola
An hour does seem like a big block of time for someone like me. How about you? But somehow, finding time to write to you right now is taking time for one of my many passions.
I can assure you that I will not die of boredom. I have many passions: painting, writing (songs and such) cooking, singing and on and on. The one thing I find I am missing is time. Time is my most valuable commodity. So the idea of trying to find a whole hour to devote to a passion every day seemed like a titanic task. But I found time by thinking outside the box in what I can do when and how. Example: I do my vocal practice in the car on my way to work. I have 45-60 minutes in the morning of uninterrupted time. I get connected with my internal instrument and I wake up my voice in preparation for the day ahead. At one point I realized that writing my blog was therapeutic for me. The mere act of writing it brings me back to who I am; reconnects me after my day. I don’t know if anyone reads them and it’s ok. It helps me. If it helps even one person, it is a gift. So I take the time to write, sometimes in card or a journal instead of a blog, on a regular basis. Painting takes me somewhere else entirely. It is a study too, but I think every artistic expression requires an element of surrender in order for it to be accomplished. Once someone asked me where I got my ideas for song lyrics. The lyrics are already in the music and sometimes you just have to be still to hear the song altogether. I’m like a radio receiving that transmission. The stillness inside is there when I go to my creative space.
When there is a will there is a way to find the time for your passions. Once you find a way to let go of something and let your passion live, you will open the door to order and be closer to finding your way in this life.
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