This is very personal, but i'm going to go there......
I've spent some time recently with someone I have a love/hate relationship with, for, perhaps, eons, if you believe and ascribe to reincarnation and
circular time dilation. Having said that, I have this theory, after all that time and memory, that there is a time to embrace your enemy, for he/she
may be the only one who truly knows you, even as he/she strives to defeat you. And there is a time where the only choice left, is to accept this
person is the one with the power, and your only way forward is to accept that, embrace your enemy, and love despite everything. And I truly mean
Having said all that...this is what is prompting my next question to all you who read and write on this website....
What is your passion? This is LIFE.....what keeps you alive, keeps you getting up in the morning, touches your heart? What defines you as a human
being with purpose, for is that not what passion is? What defines you as human vs. animal....what makes you feel worthwhile as a human being? What
is the passion that defines you as the human you are.
Let me give an example: I used to work in the horse industry. I ended up at fifty working on a farm with performance horses. In one week, I put in
75 hrs. This was not unusual. I was, of course, not finanacially compensated for that degree of committment, work or time. But, to me, my job,
despite my contract, was not over, till all 60 horses were fed, watered, supplemented appropriately, etc.....even if I started at 5:30 AM and did not
get back to my living accomodations till 9:00 pm.......
My friend's argument always with me was I should have stopped at a certain hour as per my contract and pay....but I could never do that, for these
were living things depending on me....
I am currently at my daughter's residence while she is on vacation, and she owns two feral cats. Really FERAL...If you don't carry a water bottle to
spray them and they are unhappy with you, they'll draw blood. That's feral, in the cat world.
But this is the thing: this is my passion. That doesn't matter to me. The money, the drawing of blood, etc. Those are living things depending
upon me, and I'm not sure in the scheme of this world, wherever we are, who or what they are.
The Chinese have a belief you don't kill flies because they might be your dead relatives.
That's the outline of what I'm asking you to reply to, considering what I've written. This is my passion: whatever it looks like or acts like, I'm
here with certain facilities and knowledge, and therefore, my "job" on this planet right now, and PASSION is to provide whatever assistance I can,
with no judgement.
And so, I ask you all, what is YOUR passion, considering what I've written and described? I am truly interested, for I feel increasingly alone and
isolated in my response to the environment I live in, and am seeking the "pulse" of what others' believe pertaining to what I've described.......
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