"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
When we live passionately and enthusiastically, we attract others to us. Whether they share our particular passion or not, they can see by our example how energized our life is by something of meaning. Without saying a word, we give them a glimpse of what they could experience and what their life could be like. That is a powerful gift. It gives them permission to explore their own passion and begin to live it. And isn't that what life is about--living fully and meaningfully?
This week: Think about something about which you feel passionately. Begin to talk passionately about it with others. Let your feelings show through. Let people see the meaning it has to you. Allow yourself to dream about pursuing this passion even more. Dream about the possibilities it might have for you. Share your dreams with others. Notice the effect your sharing has on others. Does it bring out their passion? (Even if they don't agree with you, they may begin to respond more passionately themselves).
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and creator of several programs to help people create greater meaning in their lives, including her self help audio/workbook program: Discover Your Life's Purpose: 7 Steps to a Life of Meaning & Authenticity. For more information, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .