Finding your passion isn't just about careers and money. It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried beneath other people's needs.
(Kristin Hannah; fb/the idealist)
We are a product of our parents and our environment. Change is hard, so if there is something you don't appreciate about yourself, changing it with willpower alone will turn out to be an uphill struggle. But if your passion carries you in a new direction, you will have your eyes only on the goal and you will be too busy to notice the friction of overwriting your habits as you move ahead.
Everyone has a life mission. Focus on that and let everything else be, the cravings of pleasure, the fear of pain, or the longing for security. Positive feelings will come and go, just as the bittersweet wake-up calls are sure to find you. Feelings and thoughts come and go like clouds in the autumn wind. Your life mission makes you who you were born to be. Let the fire of your passions burn away everything that is alien to you.