75 thoughts on “Pathway to passion.

  1. The world we live in demands authenticity – even though it often fights it. Diving deep to find the inner soul and what we were really, truly made for is so important. I love your reminder to embrace we we really are. Best lines of your post; “Don’t be discouraged with setbacks or despair if others don’t share your vision and enthusiasm. You are not dependent on the approval of others who may be threatened, jealous or fearful of your potential and success .” I needed that reminder. Thank you Carolyn being a fire-dream-starter. It matters !!!

      • Words just have that kind of power – to remind us what we were really made for. To speak hope, truth, and beauty. I believe that if we’re walking with God, He whispers, and often our words are the repetition of His heartbeat for us and our fellow mankind. (i’m going to tweet myself LOL).

  2. Beautiful post, Carolyn. This sentiment especially resonated for me, “…needs to be healed to the point where the wounds of the past cannot open, as a broken soul will build broken dreams.” For decades I could recite the wound, but it wasn’t until I grieved it – with the help of my therapist – that I could heal it and that’s when things really turned around for me. Happy to say that this sentence describes where I’m at, today, “…find that zest, that energy, that longing for something that reflects your authentic self and that you pursue it boldly.” Thanks for another wonderful post.

  3. What an inspiration article, Carolyn! Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses that has helped me through some very difficult times. I appreciate your openness and love your way with words. Thank you for bringing sunshine to our day!

  4. Great post Carolyn – I have done much healing work on myself over the years and continue to do so as deeper layers of the onion present themselves. I believe that we are all works in progress and that the journey we take is a part of the healing process. Some of what you wrote here reminds me of a wee mantra I use on myself from time to time… “My history is not my destiny – I choose success”

  5. Hi Carolyn, That verse from Jeremiah is one I held onto for so long. When I wouldn’t read my Bible at all, it was the one that I clung onto, believing that one day I’d get that hope. And it happened… 🙂

  6. You had me at the beginning quote… love this: “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” ~ Goethe – thanks for another great article!

  7. I love how you are so full of hope and encouragement. God has given you an amazing gift for using words and the art you share to lift others up as they go through their pathways. Thank you.

  8. How often do we wrap ourselves up in protective layers like bubble wrap…layers of negative beliefs and negative thoughts. What an inspiring post, Carolyn…stepping out into our passion. This really, really touched me, dear. You have such a gift.

  9. Oh Carolyn, such a touching, stirring post to share and so on point for today. At the moment I’m doing everything I can to cope with two big “whomps” upside the me that is me…with a looming divorce and continuing health challenges and financial stones in my path, it feels like that is little room for passion and yet I teach others how to find it in their lives, so this was a great reminder. LOVE what you bring to the world my dear.

    • So sorry that you have such huge challenges in our life at the moment MamaRed. It’s hard to be enthusiastic about life when going through the tough times, but I know that your huge strength and vitality will get you through to better and brighter days. Take care. xo

  10. So beautiful! I love this quote:

    “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” ~ Goethe

    Sometimes people get stuck and can’t stop spinning their wheels. I have someone close to me in that situation right now. It can be very paralyzing for some.

    • You are very right Joanne and it is so hard to get going again when paralysis in the form of despondency and apathy sets in. It’s a case of finding the strength to get back into the game.

  11. You just made my day with this quote

    “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” ~ Goethe
    God bless.

  12. You bless my heart Carolyn. What a journey you have been on! I praise God that you used it for good and are now helping so many others going through the same things. YOU are awesome! “I read those words everyday for six months and with each day that I healed, they mocked me less…: The power of the written word. ❤

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  14. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

    Carolyn, this verse is quite significant. It is shaded over and over in yellow marker in my sister, Kay’s, bible.

    Xxxx LOVE.

  15. Yes, I’ve certainly found it to be true that my ability to express creatively is directly tied to how satisfied I am with myself, accomplishments or not — if my acceptance of myself is tied to accomplishing things, my creativity becomes an exercise in trying to please people and can’t be nearly as powerful.

  16. Carolyn, the more I read from your pages, indeed, from your heart… the more I crave to hear your whole story. You speak from a deep well of compassion, and despite the deep hurts – perhaps because of the deep hurts – you exude a level of peace and wholeness that literally shines from your articles. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to read your stories – I always look forward to reading more!

  17. Carolyn,

    Just wanted to say your entire article spoke to me. In particular, I love this:

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

    It has helped me through quite some moments.
    You have such a b eautiful soul, Carolyn. Thanks for sharing it.

  18. This is a powerful outpouring of soul – I am glad you shared it too. I sometimes get lost in the disappointment that I have not met this or that goal or benchmark… forgetting that in life, there is no endpoint until death. And so it really only makes sense that there is further growth and living and learning to do. Further passion to explore.

  19. Thank you for sharing such an emotional article. This really stands out to me: “Be brave and let the spark ignite the dreams that have lain dormant. Search your unconscious for those hidden aspirations and bring them into reality. Be confident and creative in your thinking and visualise your future. Embrace the fear of change and use it to fuel the excitement and anticipation of the good things to come.”
    I have made a decision to take charge of my life, with God in the drving seat, – Though we fall, we fall to rise again”

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