4 steps to finding your healing passion 35


Finding Your Healing Passion

finding your healing power

Let’s face it, with life such as it is, we all need that one thing (or two) that just makes us happy, I like to call it our HEALING PASSION. Or in the very least content. Recently, a group of young adults surprised me. I found that most of them have no idea how to heal. Even worse, they didn’t even know why such a skill is important. It is good to know that there are young people out there that are not already jaded by life. However, innocence is as fleeting as it is precious and this is something we all need to learn.

There will be times when life feels like it is collapsing in on us and we have to have the capability to maneuver through the twist and turns so that we do not crash and burn. In a nutshell, someday we will all need to heal from something. It is the nature of the beast that is life.

For those struggling to find it, I have developed a few steps to get you on the way to finding your healing power.

4 Steps To Heal Your Mind And Soul

  1. Find Your Passion – We are all drawn to something.  It can be anything from music, yoga, reading to origami. Whatever invokes and emotion response from you. For me, it’s music. I get lost in the sound and emotions invoked by them. Depending on the song, I can feel happiness, sadness, nostalgic, hopeful. So find that one thing that ignites emotion in you and run with it.
  2. Make a connection – By experiencing your passion with purpose. When I am sad and want to be happy, I find happy music. Sometimes I just need to cry, I find sad music. When I am turning to music for healing, I do it with purpose. Sometimes I have no idea what I am looking for. I just know that I need something. So I turn on the radio or Pandora and just let it play and it never fails, before too long I have it figured out.
  3. Develop a relationship – Make your passion your therapist, sounding board your best friend. When you need someone to listen and understand and can’t find an ear, Google it. Seriously, if you feel alone, Google sad songs about feeling alone. (This is a great one) Or if you want to feel better about being alone, do a search for songs about inner strength (like this one). Look up the lyrics, read them while you listen. Learn about the song like you would anything else you are passionate about.
  4. Cultivate it – Just like anything else, you have to tend to it. But unlike most, if you are away for too long, your passion will be waiting patiently for you to come back. Don’t give up on it. It is worth the inner peace and tranquility that you will have just by making a new habit out of something you already love.

What Does It All Mean?

The drama and chaos of life can easily take us over. Hell, sometimes it can even be fun. Just remember this,  being in that state for too long will beat you down on so many levels. Sometimes, especially when you are physically exhausted from the day’s events, being able to find the peacefulness within is the only sanity you can find.


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35 thoughts on “4 steps to finding your healing passion

  • Arien Smith

    Ah, I’m so glad you included “cultivate it!” Our culture is filled with quick fixes, so seeing that was a breath of fresh air. It’s a reminder, phrased in such a tender way, to pursue our dreams strongly, passionately, and with care. Love the blog!

    • Mary Post author

      Thank you, Arien. I agree completely. In a world of “disposable” mentality, I think it is important to teach the younger generation that just because something looks easy doesn’t me it is. We rarely get to see the work that goes into things. From success to relationships, and for some, just getting through a rough day. We have to cultivate these things and improve all the time to have growth and happiness. Thank you for showing us some love.

  • andrea

    thank you so much for such a great read. this is a very interesting post. i think it is important to find your passion. wiring is my passion so is cooking and learning more and more about the wellness scene which is why i started my blog.

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Andrea, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Finding a way to heal ourselves is such an important coping mechanism to learn. Without it the stress of life is going to pile up until we are buried under it.

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Amber,
      YESSSSSS! I have written things here and there for as long as I can remember. There is something very therapeutic in it. Sometimes we just have to get the thoughts out of our heads without the help that goes along with talking to other people. Thank you for your thoughts.
      Mary

    • Mary Post author

      Thank you, Jessica,
      I am excited about this one. I think it is important to take care ourselves, inside and out. I used to take that for granted but I am the pint in my life but I am grateful to be here.
      Thank you for your input.
      Mary

  • Heidi

    There is definitely drama and chaos in my life right now. Thanks for the tips! Getting ready to move my family just a few weeks before school stars! Yikes!

    • Mary Post author

      Oh Heidi,
      Good luck. I have done that. Once I moved a week before Christmas with 4 young kids lol. Put your foot down, keep the drama low, spirits high and I am sure you will get through.
      Mary

  • Nicole Caudle

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I agree with all of these. Finding and cultivating your passion are huge. I have been going through a renewal period and this is exactly what I have been doing to heal myself. Great blog post!

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Nicole,
      Thank you. It seems I find myself in the same type of renewal period. It is scary and exciting all at the same time. Do you have any other ideas on how you are learning to find your healing passion?
      Mary

  • Becca Talbot

    I think in this day and age it’s really important to take a bit of time out to heal your mind and body from all the stresses of day to day life. I recently did a digital detox, going without technology for a whole day – it felt good but at the time I was so worried that I’d be missing out on stuff, texts from friends etc! x

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Becca,
      Wow, I don’t know if I am ready for something like that. I live on my phone unless it’s family time. I think I am too new at this to be able to put it down like that. But good for you. I wish I would have seen the importance of healing and caring for my mind and body a little sooner. But it feels like the perfect time and the right path for me.
      Thank you for your insight.
      Mary

  • Blair villanueva

    Writing, designing and photography are my passion and they make my days colorful. And am hapoy that my Amore and family are very supportive to me.

    • Mary Post author

      HI Blair,
      Those are all great passions. Creative and healthy. Having support is the best thing. I know some people who want to do things but have no one to encourage them to try. They are too worried about failure. Give them all a hug tonight and tell them how grateful you are.

  • jay

    I love you idea about using songs. I always thought I was so strange for searching for songs based on my mood but it actually does help and makes you feel less alone !! will be tryign out some of your other tips too !!

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Jay,
      Well, I guess we will have to be strange together. I have to be careful to0. I can be in the best mood but if The Climb by Miley Cyrus comes on….I am done lol. I cannot believe that I just admitted that.
      Mary

  • Rebecca Swenor

    This is an interesting post on the steps to finding your healing passion. I didn’t like about using your passion as a therapist but it does kind of make sense. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Rebecca,
      That is how I have managed to get through some of the things in life that I needed to overcome. Music and writing have been more of a therapist than anything else for me.
      Mary

    • Mary Post author

      Hit Altea,
      Sometimes that is the best time to start. When you are trying to climb out of insurmountable pain and you need something new to distract your mind. That is when you can find that passion that can heal you from whatever it is you are broken from. Maybe a new writer will emerge, or a painter, singer, athlete…..The option are limitless.
      Mary

  • Heather

    There are things that I have to do because they are just part of being a grown-up. But I can tell such a difference in my mood and life satisfaction when I am following my passion and doing things I love.

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Heather,
      It is so easy to get caught up in the everyday cycle of things, isn’t it? I catch myself doing it all the time. What do you do to get out of the monotony of everyday life? I try to be aware of my mood so that I can shift things when I need to but I don’t always catch myself.
      Mary

  • hey sharonoox

    What great tips! I agree with you on all. Finding passion and work on appreciating it is what keeps my sanity.
    I enjoyed writing, especially anything beauty related – it makes me happy to share it with so many readers.

    • Mary Post author

      So glad you have found your passion. The more I talk about it the more surprised I am at the number of people that just are going through the motions without anything to work for or anything to drive them. Congrats on finding yours. Did you purposefully work towards it or did it come naturally for you?

    • Mary Post author

      Hi Oyinkan,
      That is a very good point. But what a great journey we would have if we learn to follow our passions and let that lead us to our purpose. There is nothing better than being passionate about your purpose. Wouldn’t you agree?

  • MaJoy Eticabla

    I don’t want all the comfort and convenience in the world, what I only want is peace most of the times. How I wished I could follow these steps because I have been longing to heal my whole being, including my soul for so long.

    • Mary Post author

      MaJoy,
      Every day is a new day to put action to your dreams. Start now, if you don’t succeed, start again tomorrow. Healing and peace are waiting for all of us. We just have to find it. Good luck to you my dear.