Our passion feeds us when we follow it, when we express it. It feeds us because it is a part inside of us that wants to be expressed, and so when we honor it we feel fulfilled. Also, when we follow our passion, we serve others because we are doing what we are called to do, and serving others, whether directly or indirectly, fulfills us.
But our passion can feed us on a deeper level, too, and it's one most of us rarely visit. Our passion exists to feed us by its own nature. What do I mean by that? Well, my passion is to help others be compassionate with themselves - by expressing that to the world, I am fed, but I am fed even deeper when I can express it to myself - when I can use my own tools and my own passion to be compassionate with me.
What is your passion? And are you using it to feed yourself? Perhaps your passion is to serve - how are you serving yourself? Perhaps your passion is to make people laugh - how are you humoring yourself? Perhaps it's to comfort others - how are you comforting yourself? Perhaps it's to help people feel good about who they are - how are you helping yourself feel good about you? What's important to you in your life, and are you giving it to you, or just to others?
Ultimately, life is just an extension of who you are, and if you aren't feeding yourself, you will run dry. Your passions are given to you to serve both yourself and others, and if you aren't using them to serve you too, you aren't expressing them completely. So, my friends, my question to you today is this: What, today, can you give yourself that you give others so freely, and what will it take for you to give it to you?