For me, and I guess for many others, life is a constant battle between following your passion and being practical. I fought ‘Practicality’ a long time ago, and followed my passions, but never quite completely, for……
…the world will not completely allow it. More than that, your education, the way you were brought up, other’s dependency upon you will not allow it. Your own insecurity will not allow it.
For following your passion would, on the surface in any case, imply giving up control of your life. Of giving into madness.
But quite the opposite. Giving in to your passions implies being in harmony with the universe. It implies that you are now breathing and living on a much larger and much more universal level, where the mundane everyday practical things do take care of themsleves. If they are meant to. And the everyday practical things do not become the demons that you conjure up in your mind, and THEREFORE you are unable to take care of them.
Giving in to your Passions does not equate with irresonsbility, as the world would like you to believe. Of course the world would like you to believe that. It’s the only way the world can control you. Giving into your passions implies the ablity to embrace the everyday practicalities of life in a much larger, more compassionate way.
Allow the universe to take care of what it is supposed to. If you are passionate it will.
I always have this image of how Gandhiji would have filled in a tax form if he were stil alive today, and his Ashram had some income !
I would love to have people who have given up so called ‘Practicality’ to follow their passions completely to write in and share their experiences with us.