Heart'n'Soul

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Passionately Yours

Living but not alive.
Not sad, not crying... but not happy either
Having fun... but not enjoying
Missing the zing from life – missing what’s called passion

To be passionate means to live from your center – from your Heart'n'Soul. And we all need this centre to live our lives and not merely exist… for our heart to pound with excitement and our spirits to soar higher.

But whilst we are lost in our daily humdrum, caught in the cobwebs of our own cowardice, our own fear of letting go of what is deemed normal and is socially acceptable... we forget to consider what is more likely to provide us the experiences of passion - What holds us back or what sets us free?

We forget that it’s not dependent on the level of involvement but on ones engagement in the activity and hence it's a life accessible to all of us.

By no means do I mean or am suggesting that it’s easy to go after what one wants and feels passionate about. In fact, I believe that pursuing ones true passion takes courage, since it often means deserting our fears and parting with situations we find comfortable... letting go of the "Normal" and the "Rational" and moving towards the unknown where there is only one thing u can be sure about - uncertainty.

And so I believe that people who are living their passion are the luckiest souls alive and I also believe that the credit for their happiness is solely their property.

We all have that core within us, that passion within us... it’s just a matter of some introspection and some realization.

And for me, it’s Dance… the reality dawned on me long back and like one of my friends said “Divkiran needs to dance to be happy”… she was bang on.

Dance is the core of my all. What I wish I could pursue... what I so can not. What I can never let go... what I will always indulge in.

Dance for me is a language to explore who I am in the middle of this mysterious thing called life as it brings me in tune with who I really am.

Dance for me is courage and inspiration - to claim my life cuz it’s my own... to break my barriers and shed my inhibitions to be myself.

Dance is my source of the most cherished and extraordinary moments, the ones filled with pure bliss. Its only when I am dancing, that I have experienced the unadulterated happiness.

Dance for me is my dream that I see everyday and yearn to live every single moment.

For most people it’s something they do, for me it’s who I am.

PS: Would like to dedicate this to one of my really close friends and one of the best people I know, cuz he is the most passionate person I have ever come across – HA, this ones for you, Hugz & Muahz… may god bless you always.
posted by Heart'n'Soul at 11:28 PM

44 Comments:

~~And so I believe that people who are living their passion are the luckiest souls alive and I also believe that the credit for their happiness is solely their property.~~

well said divkiran...
very true indeed... no doubt he/she who realize will be ever happy..!!

work load is still there it seems..!!
:)

September 27, 2008 at 11:52 PM  

@Vinu - yeah its thr...but finally havin ma suday...yayee :)

September 28, 2008 at 12:25 AM  

Dance dance dance..dance to the music...let ur heart be free..;P

nicely written... this is pasison if i have ever seen it...

cheers!

September 28, 2008 at 12:57 AM  

truly said yes passion is not easy to reach and those who get it they indeed can be called lucky.

September 28, 2008 at 6:27 AM  

nice post,vry truthful..

September 28, 2008 at 8:53 AM  

so you dance :) interesting :P I have never got the hang on dancing,in the sense i have tried but am not that good at it,but i love to watch dances :D

for me it is poetry,football,sketching and violin :)

September 28, 2008 at 10:06 AM  

A round of applause
:)

September 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

A round of applause
:)

September 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

Mmm dancer? put some of your top dances here on the next post,will yah? :) I too dance, but only on rare occasions.
But, my passion? I don't know, it always keep changing :)

September 28, 2008 at 11:47 AM  

If you are "really" passionate about something - you should pursue it. You don't really have to do it on a regular basis - do it sometimes and feel happy about it. Don't give yourself a chance to regret not having done something that you should have really done. When you get married and have kids, you should have the courage and confidence to tell them that you've been there, done that.

The only thing you need to do to pursue your passion is to change your mindset. We all have busy schedules, and crazy work load, but still some of us take the time out somehow to pursue our dreams. We may not be able to fulfill them, but the fact that we tried makes us smile.

Life is a bitch indeed, but we have to make sure that it doesn't bite us in the ass..always.

September 28, 2008 at 1:24 PM  

..and change your name for God's sake..me mini mini mouse? Tacky tacky!!

September 28, 2008 at 1:26 PM  

All the best to you, girl!
Dance your way to glory! :)

September 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM  

bein' able 2 liv ur passion s an acheivemnt in itself...

poetry s my passion...i guess i ll continue it 4ever...

September 28, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

wowwwww :) passsionate indeed hon!

n yeahhh, it takes all the spunk in you to follow ya real passion, n it takes more than 'YOURSELF' to move out of what ya SHOULD BE and have been doing all ya life..

DANCING--REMEmeber i was talking of soulmates :)
yehahhhhh,.,. ya n i are sure soulmates, cos we each wear a dancer's shoe :)

mwuahhhhhhhhhhhhhh :) dance ON bebo!
YA deserve to keep that soul inside ya smiling all the time :)

September 28, 2008 at 2:42 PM  

Its always good to c ppl passionate abt things,....n that keeps life going smooth....and makes life enjoyable..

I'm passionate abt blogging and music...keep rocking n enjoi life

September 28, 2008 at 7:53 PM  

Live your dream!

Thats what it should be like..:)


>Hugs and kisses<

:)
Sorry,but thts all i can say.
I hope you're doing good thre up in Delhi..:-*

September 28, 2008 at 9:25 PM  

@Priya - another nice kiddy pic haan?

@Anwesa- thnks, glad u liked it

@Vishesh - u r enrolled free in my academy, whnever it comes up...LOL

@Hobo - thnk u :)

@Aneesh - top dance? woh kya hota hai...LOL
changin passion? yeh passion hai ya gf?...LOL

September 29, 2008 at 1:26 AM  

@Venky - wah wah... kinna philosphical hai... but agreed, so true hai ji...

@Usha - thnks darling... glory or not,, dance is not stoppin for sure

@Pooja - yes its true, n good.... u shud continue, u r good at so y not :)

September 29, 2008 at 1:27 AM  

@Jane - my darling girl, i think u undrstnd the dancin statements best... my dance shoe soulmate...lol
muah to u too n hope u all good soon :)

@Rajesh - yep....rock on...lol

@Aayushi - yeah babes, all good this side... call me soon :)

September 29, 2008 at 1:27 AM  

That was an awesome write-up dear!Indeed,it takes a lot of courage to live one's passion and very few are able to do so in their lifetime.

Sweetie,go ahead and DANCE!You should break the shackles one day and live it.Good luck for that day :)

Love ya!Muaaaaaaaaaaaaah

September 29, 2008 at 1:48 AM  

I once wrote a post on Passion. Like u said, ppl who live by their passion r the luckiest and truly happiest ppl on Earth. Others, like u and me, r just following the norm...and thats why we dun feel 100% in many situations :(. Sadly only very few ppl really follow their PASSION in life.

Dancing and posing for the camera r my passions lol! I wanted to do Modelling...but my rather strict dad wudnt hv allowed it at all..I just knew. So I kept quiet abt it and followed IT...and tho Im very good in it, Im not happy.


Keshi.

September 29, 2008 at 8:58 AM  

My passion aftr school was to study MassComm n Adtv, but No.. Life was a lil diffrnt and I'm into somthing, wat ppl call as Engg ;)

Yeah, the passion's still there.. and as they say in movies, 'My time's gonna come too!'

Gr8 Post!!

September 29, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

Hi DivKiran —

You know, there is a nice dialogue in the movie, "Amazing Grace":

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else and still unknown to himself.”

You know, why most of us, rarely listen and follow our soul's whisper? Bcoz we want to see ourself through the society’s eyes.

And the society still thinks, “higher the paycheck, higher the success,” “higher the fame, higher the name.”

But in real-life, it’s living with own dream. Yeah, it’s tough, as you rarely hv a higher paycheck or a fame. But living with own dream is always soul-feeding than having stuffs in life.

Did you listen to this song by Sheryn Regis? If not, listen it:

"people laugh us there
stare at you and say
she's got no where to go
but if they only know you're thinkin

you tell your self to believe
that in every feet
it takes a heart to endure
all the pain and grief,
having the hope to see the best that you can be...

follow your dream
the courage found within
your soul is keeping you so strong
tht you can rise each time you fall
and stand upon your own

those time you won't go wrong
just give ur best to hold your will
persistently,become the one
you've always aimed to be"

Cheers!

September 29, 2008 at 12:09 PM  

yeah u r crrct that those ppl are very lucky whose line of work and passion are same ..!!

Like I wud have been blessed if I was a proffesional singer :)

September 29, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

**And so I believe that people who are living their passion are the luckiest souls alive and I also believe that the credit for their happiness is solely their property.**

Indeed they are Div !! Like I would be if I were a poet or a creative writer - smth akin to that. At times I feel perhaps some day that dream will come true, but then with that the fear of it not happening is also always there. Only life will tell.

You take care missy n never let go of your passion ever.

September 29, 2008 at 1:10 PM  

Hey so agree wid u.Waise Ms Dancer wat forms of dance do u dwell in.M sure u know m into Salsa.So jus curious????

September 29, 2008 at 1:10 PM  

@sam - yesssss... thnk u sweetie :)
waise i dance neway... i am bathroom dancer...LOL

@Kesh - hmmmm same story this side as well... but m sure we will find happiness soon... maybe in little doses like i do when i join a hobby class... n u do in ur blog pics :)

@Deb - thnks :) .... looks like all engg din wanna be engg...LOL ... and yes Ur time will come, just focus on wt u wan n try ur best :)

September 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM  

@Roy - wow... thnks for all the insight... loved the song... and seriously this is like an awesome reply... thnks for all ur time :)

@Pter - ahaan so u sing... Indian Idol mein try kiya kya?... but u can always sing... nvr give up wt u like is the key, even if its not ur profession!

@Cindy - but u r a port girl...tht too a good one.... just a matter of time, i am sure u can publish sumthn soon... best uv luck gal!

September 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM  

@Chaggoholic - i was with SDIPA for 3 yrs... lrnt all kinda stuff, some jazz, some indian, some mix, some hip hop, some modern, some salsa too but only basics... will be startin soon on salsa classes..LOL

September 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM  

Wonderful post... I have known ppl who feel so about dance. 'Passion', indeed... Reminds me of these lines;

"Peace is a lie; for there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me."

Cherio! Good day...

September 29, 2008 at 7:47 PM  

Hey even I'm passionate abt dancing...it gives me a very gud feeling...for me it's a positive source of energy...wenever i'm sad I jst switch on d music nd strt dancing...nd I mst say tht all ppl should b passionate abt sumthng or d oder in his/her life.

September 29, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

ahh... so now there is a common passion here, kewl...

Keep Dancing gal...

* For most people it’s something they do, for me it’s who I am.

- Holds good for me too :)

have a nice evening, cheers...

September 29, 2008 at 9:00 PM  

Thaz why you have a lovely smile full of rays.

September 29, 2008 at 9:24 PM  

english theatre production would be my first passion :)

Dance is something i want to try for long but got no guts :(

September 29, 2008 at 11:07 PM  

yes ur right...my blog portrays my passion and lives it too...well-said Div!

Keshi.

September 30, 2008 at 5:41 AM  

nice work....

http://shayrionline.blogspot.com/

September 30, 2008 at 12:02 PM  

@Kartz - glad u liked it :)... n thnks for sharin those lines

@Bhagguhey - ah nice, another dance haan?

@Arv - yayeee... lol... nice to know tht we share common intrsts othr thn bloggin n "I hate IT"

@Priya - awwwwwww, thnk u so much

@Keshi - heheh...here, a hug for you >:D<

@Sachin - Thanks

September 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM  

wow!! Everybody needs a medium of expression and because this medium helps you express, you become so passionate about it.. you see by helping you express it makes you come alive..

Would love to see you dance, like the world does not exist beyond the dancin you!

September 30, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

haha, nope not gfs LOL
'N top dance I meant you best, not topless dance LOL
:)

September 30, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

Well said..... it is indeed difficult to break those barriers.... but it's so worth it...

October 1, 2008 at 12:26 AM  

@Harshita- sure girl, nxt time u in town..... we r gonna rock :)

@Aneesh - tu fir se chalu ho gaya na...LOL... n only can come up with a joke about to bing less :)

@Akshay - so true, imagine the genral day to day happiness if we all cud do wt we want to :)

October 1, 2008 at 12:42 AM  

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October 1, 2008 at 11:56 AM  

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October 1, 2008 at 12:02 PM  

thnks Mus for visiting :)

October 2, 2008 at 9:43 PM  

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