The Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, who brought his spiritual teachings of "Universal Sufism" to the West in the early 1900s, said this: "Once you have linked yourself with love, a flood of inspiration is revealed to you, whatever the subject, whatever the problem in life may be. Whatever it be that your eye casts its glance upon, it will disclose itself. Then you are on the real road, and what a joy this is!"
Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? I have. Especially in the past few years as my role of hands-on mothering has evolved in to that of a supporting role.
When I puruse something with full heart and passion, nothing seems out of reach. Conversely, when that heart and passion are missing, nothing is possible. The trick is to know what pursuits merit that heart and passion. A few weeks ago, I wrote about what happens when we find we have suscceeded in something we did not want. Succeeding at the wrong things is perhaps worse than failing at the right ones.
This I know for sure: that which captures our passion, good or bad, will also capture our energies and our time. Our task is to choose wisely.