Living without passion

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Without conflict could we still survive, would we still want to live in our ever revolving faceless world of placation? Would we miss having fire in our bellies? Miss having passion and love and anger? Without emotion are we even really living or merely existing?

If you were able to live forever without the fresh breeze on your face, or the spray of the waves of the sea falling in mists on your skin, or without ever hearing the rising call of the lark or feel the warmth on the skin of your cheek: would this be living?

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8 comments

  1. Hey Ginni,

    Articulate and passionate as ever: these recent meta-narratives are asking some deep and probing questions.

    You end with a question to which I might offer the reply, yes, I would happily exist forever as pure consciousness without need of a biological appendage known as the body. Depending on ones belief, we are all shards from the one single jewel anyway and the body merely a receptacle for spirit.

    I also think it quite hard to define what ‘passionate living’ actually is and how it may be defined broadly so as to be inclusive of all approaches to life. But I guess what you mean by passion is someone having a love for the totality of (their) life? It would be a perfect world if we all had that sort of depth of love to offer life wouldn’t it?

    Anyway, that’s Wednesday done and over for me, another day completed at the coal-face, and another day closer to retirement and being able to enjoy the whole of life once again.

    Have a happy evening. Take care

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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      1. Hey Ginni,

        Your lucid thinking always has the ability to inspire insightful replies that leave both of us something else to think on 🙂

        Hoping all is well with one and all.

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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  2. And that’s my HUGE issue with John Lennon’s stupid song ‘Imagine’ – why would I WANT to live in a world without any passion? While I understand what he was trying to say – surely we need to celebrate difference and accept other people, rather than remove all the possible conflict points…

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