I remember a time when I was looking beyond, way beyond the ORDINARY stuff in life to make me feel excited and passionate.
Then, one day while I was working in my office at home, I paused in between sentences to catch a thought, and suddenly I was transported into another world. This fantastic, delightful aromatic phenomenon filled my nostrils. It was as close to an out of body experience I think I have had in quite a while (I try to have them as frequently as I can, but some days inventory is a little low sometimes) I left the office and went to the kitchen to rediscover the sensational impact of my grandmothers simple marainara which was bubbling on the stove ( I had mindlessly prepared earlier in the day) this was the key to rediscovering my presence...
You see it wasn't the sauce, it was my experience of the sensation of the sauce. I allowed myself to tune in and be turned on. My mind flooded with great memories from Sunday dinners, experiences with my grandma making pasta and sharing ideas, and how her hands looked as she kneaded the dough, like beautiful transparent paper...but strong and compassionate simultaneously.
So I began to think, we can experience our passion everyday, if we want... Creating a good meal, making passionate love with our significant, reading a great book, taking time to be silent with yourself, feeling great fabric, getting your hands in the earth to plant flowers, putting on your socks and the list goes on.
So as I went back up to the office, after experiencing the "sauce" and I started making a list of all the incredible sensations I could and do experience,but take for granted on a daily basis.
The smell of rain, the sound of turning a page, the crackle of a warm fire, the sound of pouring coffee into my cup, the breeze blowing, the wind howling, the record skipping, the pen clicking, the cat licking, the candle burning, my feet hitting the pavement running...my heart beating.
So I started to think:
What makes me really excited?
If I could do or be anything in the world what would it be?
If I won the lottery what would I do?
If I could go anyplace in the world where would it be?
What could I create?
Who's life could I touch?
How magnificent would it be if I could always recognize the experience of the "sauce" in everything I do and person I see.
Hmmm. I guess skydiving would be pretty insignificant compared to that!
So Iam trying to pay attention to the whispers... To the "sauce" to really take notice and be passionate about the small insignificantally significant sensations and happenings in the quietest most powerful MOMENTS in my life.