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A Simple Path – To Burning for Something

By on Feb 15, 2015


And in me wake hope, fear, boundless desire. – George MacDonald

What is the one thing that gets you up in the morning and keeps you going all day long? What do you burn for?

I’m burning right now. I burn for my wife and children. I burn for the idea that helping others isn’t a waste of time and I burn for the idea that keeping hope alive, no matter the obstacles, isn’t a fantasy.

And in a quiet moment, when I shift my attention to a more personal place, I can feel my soul. It’s on fire – burning for me.

Burning for something

I burn for my purpose; for the reason I was made. I burn for the words I have written and I burn for the inspiration experienced in life’s simple moments. I burn for making a difference and I burn for reminding people that everyone is worthy to receive love.

I burn for something bigger than me, but it’s up to me to ignite the fire.

What about you?

What’s your passion? You don’t need permission to burn. You don’t need to wait for the perfect time or for the perfect opportunity. You were born with the fire already inside.

Is it time ignite it? Is it time to fan your fire and let the flames touch the sky?

Do you have a masterpiece, a book or a cause to share with the world? Do you have a thought, an invention or an idea that will change the world?

Now, more than ever, the world needs your passion, your fire; and your desire to burn for something.

Sometimes the simple path to burning for something begins with taking a moment to feel the flame in your soul and then remembering it’s up to you to fan it even higher with your deliberate passion.

I feel a shift coming. It feels like the ground is about to open up and spurt fireballs. But instead of the fire consuming me, it is giving me the power, the energy, to ignite my soul and keep it burning – burning for the reason I was made.

I am burning.

And I have never felt more alive.

live with passion

What is A Simple Path?

This post is in A Simple Path, a series of short pieces inspired by my own life experiences. Each post is a simple path to experiencing something wonderful: maybe seeing life from a different perspective, or celebrating its beauty. Please be sure to check out my book on Amazon: 20 Simple Paths to an Amazing Life.

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts

  • Jessica Sweet

    Thank you Alex! I know that so many people are searching for work they love and for the perfect career, but even in the midst of all of that they can lose track of what they really burn for, what their true passion and purpose is. Figuring that out can lead the way to a more fulfilling life. Thank you for bringing it back to what really matters.