I'm getting on a 13 hour flight to Taiwan for my grandmother's funeral tonight. it's a strange day to write about sex, creativity, and passion, but I'll keep it simple.
thinking about my creative work and following my passions, especially in light of the challenges I've experienced along the way, there's a steve jobs quote that comes to mind:
work and love go together. the reason sex, creativity, money, passion, and even power go together in the second chakra, which is housed in the genitalia/lower abdomen area, is that it's the seat of life force. in Chinese, it's called life fire.
it makes sense, right? the energetic place from which we create, houses the seat of our deepest desires as well as our deepest fears and wounds.
the burning question is, what are you doing with your life force?
when I feel both passion and fear - the drive to move forward and the fear of vulnerability that goes with it, I know I'm on the right track in dealing to my life force.
and the shadow side of life, is if course death. but facing that fear can actually release us by putting things into perspective. my favorite steve jobs quote of all time is this one:
I take a certain amount of shit for being prone to passion and perhaps overly idealistic. I take a certain amount of pride in staying clear on what I consider to be a larger perspective. and I do what I can every day to honor my creative force and move through the fear that comes with vulnerability.