I don’t have a lot to say today.
Well, actually I have a LOT to say but saying it won’t do anybody any good because I am really sad that South Africa have lost the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup and it seems that I am not their coach, captain or umpire – as much as I fancy myself having any of those jobs. (Watch out cricketing world!)
No matter who wins or loses, the passion of the players in this World Cup has been inspiring.
On Sunday night, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a Michael Buble concert. Of course I loved the concert because I love Michael Buble, but once again, I was really inspired by the passion of every one of those musicians on the stage with him.
When he introduced each musician, it was amazing to have the opportunity to see how long each person had been playing music with Michael Buble and also where they had studied music.
For a lot of people, doing something creative is just a dream or a hobby and they would not even consider creating an entire career out of something that they love. Often this is because they are afraid, or feel pressured into doing something “normal” with their lives.
I know that when I was considering career options, one of the things that I seriously considered was going into the artistic field. I can’t even remember how many people told me not to do it because apparently the art world is a tough one – and somebody even told me that they didn’t think that I was tough enough to survive in that world!
Funny that I should end up spending part of my working day in a lock up psychiatric ward…. But art is tough!
I have absolutely no regrets about deciding to make a career in therapy because I am passionate what I do and I make it my mission to find ways to constantly create opportunities to be creative or artistic in my therapy.
Nobody should ever be afraid of their passion!
You should do what makes you passionate. It may not be an entire career but you should be finding ways of being more passionate about what things that you do in your life and your day to day living.
And if you are unsure of your passion, find people who are passionate about what they do and spend time in their presence. Their inspiration will rub off on you.
Surround yourself with art, music, colours and textures that make you happy. Surround yourself with people and objects that make you smile.
Don’t be afraid to be different and don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in.
Imagine a world where people did things because they wanted to and not because they had to.
That would be an amazing place to be!