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How can passion make our lives better?

Updated on March 30, 2012
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Beata works as a qualified primary school teacher, a councillor for drug and alcohol addiction and a farm caretaker for organic olive grow.

We need challenges in our everyday's livess

"When my mind is in control, I can do anything, when my body is in control, it makes excuses to stop my on my track...
"When my mind is in control, I can do anything, when my body is in control, it makes excuses to stop my on my track...
to reach my deadlines...," said Pat Farmer, who ran from South to North Pole to raise money for humanitarian purposes.
to reach my deadlines...," said Pat Farmer, who ran from South to North Pole to raise money for humanitarian purposes.
Balance is the key. We need to learn to listen both.
Balance is the key. We need to learn to listen both.
You may be a teacher, a nurse or environmentalist looking after plants or animals,
You may be a teacher, a nurse or environmentalist looking after plants or animals,
a volunteer or just someone wanting to make the world a better place...
a volunteer or just someone wanting to make the world a better place...
When you are happy, when your passion is burning to get you started, to keep you going....
When you are happy, when your passion is burning to get you started, to keep you going....
When you are generating good feelings, you can work under all restrictions and heal with the greatest ease.
When you are generating good feelings, you can work under all restrictions and heal with the greatest ease.
 It's the single most overlooked yet powerful healing thing a person can do for another human being or anything and anybody in natural environment.
It's the single most overlooked yet powerful healing thing a person can do for another human being or anything and anybody in natural environment.
Roman Krznaric in his book 'The wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live' gives an example of Frenchman Philippe Petit who walked a tightrope between the twin towers in 1974.
Roman Krznaric in his book 'The wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live' gives an example of Frenchman Philippe Petit who walked a tightrope between the twin towers in 1974.
The idea is not to be paralyzed by a sense of inadequancy or fate, but to be active and engaged and free spirited, free of idols, dogmas, unexamined prejudices and timid conformity....
The idea is not to be paralyzed by a sense of inadequancy or fate, but to be active and engaged and free spirited, free of idols, dogmas, unexamined prejudices and timid conformity....
A refreshing diversity of human beings such as the high-wire artist who walked, ran and even dance in the air...how intimidating to those of us who lack the skill and courage to do such things literally or metaphorically...
A refreshing diversity of human beings such as the high-wire artist who walked, ran and even dance in the air...how intimidating to those of us who lack the skill and courage to do such things literally or metaphorically...
And yet with a burning passion in our hearts we can think far more freely about love and family, our place in nature, our hands and creative abilities, our conversation with others, our attitude to authority... and we can act upon it as well
And yet with a burning passion in our hearts we can think far more freely about love and family, our place in nature, our hands and creative abilities, our conversation with others, our attitude to authority... and we can act upon it as well

Keep your inner fire burning


each day

rekindle it

with a light heart

it is okay

to strive for something

dreaming about reaching stars

a small fire

is enough

to keep you warm

and gives you light

on your journey

through life.



Burning fire

out of control,

consuming

your body

and your heart,

changes to obsessions

with a blink of an eye.

Anything you want

too much

you seek

without release

high set of expectations

you never meet

becoming the victim

of your self image

a slave

to ambitions

vanity

ego

and greed.

All that energy

you need,

never satisfied hunger

you constantly feed

burst out

in flames

leaving

nothing

no sense,

just a pile of ashes

at your feet.



Relying on people,

places

and events

to feed your passion,

making you happy

is the ultimate fantasy,

with feelings

of pleasure

and disappointment

chasing each other

without end.



Happiness

thrives on

the life source

energies

ever consuming you,

sexuality

ever leaving you,

creativity

always searching for

spirituality

always appreciated

joy

mixing happily

according to the individual

choice,

with passion

you make

your own coctail

of the permanent happiness.



The interior peace

feeling good

inside your own skin

relax

don't try so hard

to please and impress

ever hungry crowd.



How can you explain,

that you don't waste

your energy anymore

on burning you out passions,

on the things you can not change,

regret, guilt or anxiety

becomes

are just empty words

of the past.



You seem to know

exactly

how to proceed

and you seem to know

the connection to others

with enough passion

to help them know,

they are not alone.

And it turns out to be

the most healing thing

you can do.


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    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, TycoonSam for your kind response, happy that 'your heart is burning with passion again', it is good you live on other side of the world where is cool weather, here is a scorching heat and a strict fire restriction...no more passionate fires for me, have to wait for the end of summer:) B

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      TycoonSam 

      6 years ago from Washington, MI

      Thank you for writhing this inspirational piece. I think you just reignited my flame.

      Voted up and useful and Awesome!

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, my fellow hubber from Hawaii for stopping by and inviting me into your open-air house, happy to stop by for a chat. Aloha, my new hub friend:)

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I'm honored to make your acquaintance, Beata. Thank you for following and for inviting me to revel in your writing. I'll drop by every now and then. The welcome mat is always out for you. Aloha!

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      I need a lot of inspiration myself so it is great to know that my writings may inspire other people as well...thank you for making my day and all the best Angela, greetings to Nebraska:)

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      Angela Brummer 

      7 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is a very kind way of inspiring others! Thank you!

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you for your kind response my fellow hubber and all the best:)

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      Laura Cole 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      thank you for sharing; your light shines through

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you for stopping by, dear Graham and happy your stay was worthwhile, all the best with your hubbing and looking forward to hear from you again:)

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      Graham Lee 

      7 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Beata. Another very nice hub and as usual a lovely and interesting set of pictures.

      Graham.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      So true, my fellow hubber, so true and thank you for your viist, happy it was worthwhile:)

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      Grim Master 

      7 years ago from Below the Earth

      I loved this. Even the little things bring passion and motivation in our lives, no matter how dreary they might seem.

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      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, 'Olde' happy you liked it and found it useful...more people will find it useful, more purposeful writing for me will become:)

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      Olde Cashmere 

      7 years ago

      Highly inspiring writing Beata Stasak. I really enjoyed this hub and find it will be helpful to many people. Thank you for motivating me today. Voted up, beautiful, and awesome (:

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      The right kind of burning passion, Sid...all the best with it:) Use it wisely, don't let it burn out too early:)

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      Sid Kemp 

      7 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thank you. This is the kind of inspiration that keeps me going.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      You add enough, Jonathan, thank you, sometimes saying less means much much more:)

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      Jonathan Janco 

      7 years ago from Southport, CT

      That was a lovely piece. I wish I had something to add to the previous comments.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Yes, I was, dear 'racinlwa', it is my rule to use only my images, I see the 'free poem - creative images structure' I create here on the hub pages as 'the creative images in my mind'...they have to be mine, otherwise it would miss the purpose:)

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      raciniwa 

      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, life is what we make it, and it's how we live that matters not on what others want us to love...

      i love the pictures here...were you the one who took it?

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you so much, Sparklea for your kind respond, my words are just plain words, until someone with a touch of spark let them shine:) Thank you, my dear fellow hubber and all the best wherever you are:)

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      Sparklea 

      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Beata: You said it all so well, and I love the unique pictures! You are so right, life is what we make of it. "a slave to ambitions, vanity and ego..." SO VERY TRUE...one must be careful. and "not become a victim to our self-image." This is filled with so much wisdom, and THANK YOU for sharing it...it all needs to be said/written. Voted up, useful, beautiful and interesting. Blessings, Sparklea :)

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, my fellow hubbers for your genuine inputs, life is what we make of it, hope your lives are worth loving and living:)...good luck with hubbing...

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      BERNARD LEVINE 

      7 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA

      THE SPARKLE OF LIFE By BERNARD LEVINE

      Bring more joy into your life

      Take time for yourself to do the things you love

      Experience the joy of making something beautiful

      Follow your dreams.

      If your heart is longing to live life for what is true and real

      If you would like to feel a deep inner fulfillment with absolute truth within

      The quality of a richer life is in the stillness of your soul.

      Open your heart to the sounds of nature’s music

      Be grateful for all the good in life

      Make someone feel especially loved today

      Feel the holiness of God.

      Connect with what is truly important in this life

      Let your heart draw its strength and joy from God

      Like a tiny seed it bids the response of your whole heart

      to receive you, complete you and give you purpose and meaning.

      Create a new life for yourself

      Walk with gratitude

      Become a network of love and restore your life wholly

      Live in harmony with the universe

      With God all things are possible

      Cherish your life.

      ©Bernard Levine

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. I think we must first find inner peace within us and then afterwards we can venture forth and help others. Love those pics and reptiles great choice.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      "...being in a situation where I felt like I was giving a lot, and getting a lot back - I felt like I really could make a difference in the lives of people. Seemingly small milestones are incredibly significant." My friend who teaches at the same school like me, once told to me, I feel now I can make the same impact with my writings and nothing would please me more:) THANK YOU...

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful, Beata. So many precious life principles here in poetic form and attached to the photos. Keep up the very good work.

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      acaetnna 

      7 years ago from Guildford

      Totally beautiful and completely brilliant too!

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      Karen Silverman 

      7 years ago

      I am almost speechless with the truth of this - and the beautiful prose used to convey it! Almost! lol! Loved this Beata! Giving instead of taking? Why is this such a difficult concept for most to comprehend! keep up the great job of spreading the good word(s)!

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      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful poetry Beata. I also love your photos and the stories under them.

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      Chuck Nugent 

      7 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Beautiful poem. While I rarely read poetry, this really spoke to me and put into words, with far greater clarity than I ever could, my own philosophy of life.

      I have forwarded this poem to my 22 year old son who, unfortunately, is floundering at the moment at trying to figure out direction in his life. We have been corresponding regularly about this and your poem may just get across to him what I have been trying to impress on him.

      Great Hub. Thanks for sharing.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Reptiles tend to bring fear in some people, used it as a metaphor: "Let's face bravely but with respect creatures, things or problems you don't understand...the fear is bigger usually that the challenge itself":)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      The last paragraph says it all! Wonderful poem Beata, although I'm not sure I understand the reptilian connection.....

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      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you my fellow hubber for stopping by...moderation is the key in everything we live for and love:)

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      picklesandrufus 

      7 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I agree with you 100%! Balanced, thoughtful passion is the best. Really enjoyed your hub! vote up!

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      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, guys for your insightful remarks, good old words that we never tired are of repeating and happy that they rhymes:) Love that Budhist saying of yours, a lot of rapids in my river, tries sometimes to grasp for land, but can not reach it anyway, so keep flowing and hoping...:)

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      diogenes 

      7 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Beata. A lovely and steady song. Could have come straight from Buddhist doctrine "Be like the river ever flowing and never grasping for the banks."

      REALLY good poetry.

      Bob

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      Hubert Williams 

      7 years ago

      Very nice sentiment. With all there is in this world to experience, loneliness must be the worst.

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      Graham Lee 

      7 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Avery nice hub Beata. Unusual and interesting photographs. Thank you.

      Graham.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Happy to hear that, great concept to digest with a strong coffee, it will stay in your memore for longer:) All the best my fellow hubber and looking forward to hear from you again:)

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      The Frog Princess 

      7 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

      Nice hub. I enjoyed the concept and reading over morning coffee.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, my hub friend, we are 'on the same high-wire of thinking', it easy to write for someone so appreciative like you:)

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      Kamalesh050 

      7 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Lovely concept and you have presented the hub Brilliantly.

      Voted Up & Awesome.

      Best wishes my friend, Kamalesh

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