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Your Passion is Beautiful

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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The Universe is sending me messages.

No, literally, I signed up to receive "Notes from the Universe" after hearing about them several times. At first I found them kind of weird and not terribly inspiring, I guess because I couldn't grasp the Universe having a personality and talking to me, although reframing them as "messages from God" helped with that.

Today's Note, though, took me by surprise.

To back up: On Saturday evening, Mike and I took a walk around our neighborhood after dinner while we filled each other in on our days. (He works on the weekends.) Saturday is when I'd put a bunch of work into this blog, plus I'd done some work on another big project I've started, and I explained my goals for the blog and that project to Mike.

Later, when we were back home, he told me that he loved hearing me so excited about these things. "That's why I fell in love with you," he said.

And it's true -- in college I was always working on big, exciting projects for this cause or that organization. Once I finally settled on a master's thesis topic, I would happily talk about it for hours with anyone who would listen.

It's been a while since I've thrown myself into so many projects at once -- not that surprising, since mono took me out of commission for so long. But it brings me alive, having something other than the day-to-day tasks to work on and toward.

Then, this morning's Note from the Universe said:
Always, Jessica, it's the one in motion, who has something to do, whether humble or grand, who is the epitome of gorgeous.
That made me smile. This is who I am at my best -- a person in motion!

And finally, I was finishing up re-reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today when I came across this passage:

"But you've been too busy saving the Wizarding world," said Ginny, half laughing. "Well . . . I can't say I'm surprised. I knew this would happen in the end. I knew you wouldn't be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort. Maybe that's why I like you so much."

There is something attractive about a person who has passion, who is driven to go after their ideas and goals. I was happy to have so many reminders of that in the past few days.

This is similar to the number one thing I took away from the 20SB Summit last month: Action is everything. Sitting and thinking about things that would be nice to do doesn't amount to much in the end. It's what you're driven to get up and do that defines you.

So, my lovely readers, what is it that you are passionate about? What big dreams are you pursuing right now?

Because that makes you gorgeous.


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  1. Yes! I always feel more alive when I'm devoting my time and energy to something that I'm passionate about! And that has to make us look better, in the way a person might radiate happiness, like glowing? The happy is what makes them beautiful, if that makes sense.

    When you do something that gives you no happiness, or meaning, it's hard to get anything from that. Not that one would look dead, but just not as alive as when they are focusing on something that's inspiring. Ok babbling here...

  2. I really is fulfilling to pour yourself into a big project and then see it come to fruitation. I recieve the Note From the Universe and some days they are so appropriate...I love it!

  3. @Rabbit
    I was thinking in terms of being attracted to a passionate personality, but you're right, there is something physically attractive (or attract-ing) about someone who is driven, energetic, and happy!

    I love what you said about "feeling alive." I need to remind myself of how much energy I *get* by putting energy into a project!

  4. @analyfe
    Most definitely! I sometimes think I live for the high of having achieved a big project. I have to remind myself to enjoy the process of going after a goal as well! Because once I've achieved it, I have to find a new goal or I'm no longer in motion :)


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