“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
Mumble from ‘Happy Feet’, a young emperor penguin, needs to be able to sing to attract a mate, but he has a terrible voice. Instead, Mumble must express himself differently, he must find his own heart song and share this gift with the world.
We all know the story of Mumble from Happy Feet, however, this story reminded me how often we ignore our own individual heart song, simply out of fear to be different. When we realise that no two people are alike, we can develop our own beautiful heart song and express this to each other.
Sometimes we need to escape the busyness of life’s distractions, and the pressure to conform, and find a place where we can allow deep stillness. This stillness over time may reflect pain or sadness we are holding, but it will also give us clarity, to find our purpose and passion in life.
Passion is energy. When we focus on what ignites this passion within us, we will feel the power within us. With practice, we will begin to feel the rhythm and flow of our heart song, and allow this energy to be expressed easily. Each time I do this for myself, I do this for you, and that makes us all “Happy.”
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain