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  • Writer's pictureKendra Goheen

Why Do Things Slip Away That We Love So Much?

Time is a funny thing; we place so much emphasis on the meaning, length, and how much we have and what we do with it. Years ago when I was going through my divorce, I was given a beautiful silver ring that has the Mayan calendar stamped onto it. I wear the ring daily to remind me that there is no such thing as definable time. Most of us know time to be seconds built into minutes, minutes built into hours, and hours built into days. The days create years, and the years are more fleeting than we care to admit. This is the most universally known experience of time. But the ring I wear reminds me that it’s never too late to surrender, start over, and remember the things I love to do.

The most curious thing to me is how and what we choose to do with our time. There are things we love to do and people we enjoy spending time with. And more often than not, we end up not doing the things that bring us our greatest joy because we somehow think the things that don’t bring us joy have more importance.

Passion: (Webster’s dictionary)

A strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something

When we experience a true passion, it feels like we could do it forever because it taps into our heart center – the joy center of our being. It feels effortless and timeless. Being aligned with our essence makes it natural for us to experience our passions.

What takes us away from this experience are the things that deplete us and leave us with an inner longing. And often after a long time of not experiencing our passion, we lose the zest for life. The fallout from that can be depression, insomnia, irritability, or not having a creative spark. We soon forget what our passion was, but the longing for it never ceases.

Why do things slip away that we love so much? Because we let them. But, it’s never too late to find passion again. It’s never too late to begin again and create a life of joy for yourself. It’s never too late to engage in an activity that let your spirit soar free. The gamble is that we alone do not define when our time will run out; our personal clock is being kept by a force greater than ourselves. And so it is in our best interest to not wait until some day…the stakes are too high and the risk too great.

It seems senseless to not do something that makes us happy and joyful. It not only enhances our own lives, but we inspire others to do the same. We need to lead by example. Choose the path of least resistance and give resistance to all that does not bring you joy. It’s a new Prozac – try it and see how easy that pill is to swallow!

In love and light,

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