Let's set a New Year's REVOLUTION together!!
I never set reSolutions for a new year...this, to me, implies the potential of unfulfilled expectations by the time the end of the year roles around. And why would anyone want to be disappointed with the life they're living...right?
Rather, I set New Year's reVolutions...
At the beginning of the year, I ask of myself..."How can I revolutionise my world and those around me? What can I actively take part in today that will make a difference to radically alter my current reality?''
This year I am reVolutionising PASSION, my favourite inspirational word at the moment!
My goal is to revolutionise how people see passion in their own lives! And so I have decided to call myself a PASSIONIST! In a Facebook post of my new word...PASSIONIST...colleague and friend Daiana Magalhaes of Instant Online Presence suggested an upgrade:
"Passionist is what you do, passionista is who you are!"
Passionist...passionista...I'LL TAKE THEM BOTH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
And, as far as I knew...it was a new word for a new year...based solely on intuition...and nothing on researching the word first...OOPS!
...keep on reading and I'll explain...
After getting all hot and bothered about the my new found word, I thought it best to look up some images that could represent my passionistic frame of mind...well...
According to Wikipedia, there is a group of nuns and priests who call themselves The Passionists! You can read more by clicking on the Wikipedia icon to your left.
Passionists, in their traditional roles, were pastoral carers!!! You can read more about the roles of one particular monastery by clicking on the link: The Monastery: Passionate Sisters
Now, I am not strictly a religious person even though I am Jewish. I have dipped into many faiths and find that I resonate most with the moral and ethical aspects of the teachings of Jesus, but that's as far as it goes really. I am, however...and this is where it gets really, really, really interesting for me and my reVolutionary plans...in the process of starting work as a pastoral carer!!
Funny that...the word PASSIONIST found me...and it aligns with my work...by accident!!
This, my friends, is what I have included into my plans for 2013 through an organisation called myPastoralCarer. I am one of many new pastoral carers involved in providing religious; non, inter, and/or multi-denominational guidance with an emphasis on online/Skype conversations. This organisation is so new that it's not quite open for public viewing, but I will let you all know in a special blog very soon, stay tuned!
I leave you with this quote on passion...and patience...
for, in my desire to inspire I too, must be patient with the process...
...with love, Ava
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