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The Passion Exercise

The following is an exercise to uncover and highlight your passions. Follow the steps outlined below. First, go to a quiet place, get fully relaxed and alone, then listen only to your own inner voice, not to that of anyone else. Listen to what you know feels real today, not what you may want or wish things to be like.

Step One

Look over the list of passions on the worksheet below, and if a word resonates in any way within you, check the box next to it. Do not spend time pondering here; if it strikes you by any means, check the box. This is a reactive exercise, so if you feel an affinity in any way for the word, check it. If you have a specific passion around a hobby, a subject, or activity, please write it in a blank space. Space is provided for you to add any other passion you feel you have that is not listed.

Step Two

Next, from those passions checked off in step one, revisit only the ones you checked and reduce them down to your top ten. Some were very obvious the first time you saw them, and some may have to be weighed against each other, but come up with your ten. Think of what you love, love doing, feel loved from, enjoy, and are enthusiastic about. You may feel that some mean almost the same thing, so in that case, choose the word that, in your opinion, best defines the passion for you. If you get down to the last few and are having difficulty, close your eyes and imagine two passions in front of you. You can reach and capture only one passion and bring it close to you; the other passion will be lost. Which one makes you feel love, smile, feel joyous, happy, and energetic? Use the space provided below to denote your top ten.

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Step Three

Before you start on the third and final pass, make sure the voices in your head are your own. Remove the “shoulds,” “could,” and “musts” in your head. Trust your feelings and intuition. In this last phase, narrow your list even further by choosing from the top ten passions above and reducing them down to your top five. Let this be more of a feeling exercise than a thinking one. Your feelings resonate deep within you when you make a statement such as, “If I have to live without _______________ (fill in one of your passions), my life wouldn’t be as good. Use the same weighting method from step two if needed. Place your top five on the lines below.

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Step Four

Now, look at the five words above. Just take a few moments and let these words “speak to you” and after a few moments, look and see if there is a common thread or theme amongst them all, as if one word, or a few words, fully captures what all five of them have in common. You may also look to see what is just under the surface of all these words, what over-arching words truly capture the full essence of your passion. When you feel you have discovered your core passion, write it on the line below.

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Step Five

Circle back with your core passion and look over all the worksheet passions you checked, especially your top ten passions. Can you see your core passion as the underlying state of mind in each of them? Is there congruence between your core passion and most other things you feel passionate about? Just sit with your core passion and see it, feel it as a simple yet powerful source of positive energy, a state of mind, and a state of being. Insert your core passion into the sentence below.

“When I feel _________________________,” I feel alive, energized, loved, in the moment and purposeful!”

Step Six

Finally, consider what actions or activities manifest and excite you, and you’re likely finding your passion is there. Passion is not a person, place, or thing. It can be generated in the presence of these, but your core passion is an energetic state. It is the thoughts and feelings you get from experiencing or expressing your passion. Your own mental and emotional connections cause the thoughts and feelings you have. So while your loved ones, special places, or certain activities may arouse your passion, that inner state of thinking and feeling and that deep, joyful feeling you experience is your core passion.

Ask yourself which people, places, things, and actions cause you to experience your core passion? Save and copy your results and journal in the space at the bottom of the “Discover Your Passion Worksheet” about any thoughts you’re aware of that connect you more deeply, more intensely to your core passion.

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Discover Your Passion Worksheet

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