You and who’s army?… Passion and his army actually

The alarm was snoozed, it was too cold to get up yet, and I was too tired. This morning, I lay in bed for far longer than I should have, thinking about what actually drives me to get out of bed in the morning. What do I really feel passionate about…. and what does passion do to a person?

Imagine if there was no passion in the world? The world would keep on spinning, but the greatest films would not have been made. The greatest songs would not have been sung. The greatest books would not have been written, and your greatest love of all time would not exist.

I don’t think passion alone will get you what you want or where you want. What will, is all the other emotions that passion stirs awake.. Emotions that join forces. Pledge allegiance to each other.  Promise to watch each other’s back. Allied bound to each other.

Together, they’re the offering hand that you grab to pick you up, or steady your fall. They’re the forceful hands you feel pushing against your back when you’re half way up the hill and too tired to walk any further. They’re the reassuring hand that holds yours when you’re scared.

But, sitting in the darkness, in the stillness of nothing, in the dead of night….critical, negative thoughts start to seep out of the corners of your brain. Whisper from the shadows, and escape into your conscious thought.

If you’ve already awoken the beast of passion inside of you, it’ll be that beast you call to your rescue.

Your brain sends out an SOS.

Passion hears.. He calls a trusted friend, Mr Power.

“Will? Are you there? Gather up the troops, we’ve got a situation…”

You can feel the vibration within you, the resounding beat as they all gather up their energy, synchronise,  and come galloping to the rescue.

Valiant Passion leads the pack. Behind him, his gallant, loyal army.

Mr Will Power, has mustered up the best soldiers you could hope for. Courage, Determination, Conviction, Confidence, Resolve, Nerve, Belief,  and finally Faith. Faith who insists on leaping everywhere and insists you try the same.

They come thundering in to slay the dragons of insecurity. Make no mistake, they’ll always win. Understand, that if you back them, they’ll always emerge the victors.

After the fight, you’ll still hear the chants and war cry’s of Passion’s army echo and reverberate inside of you. Listen to them, feel them pulsate, find their beat.

Then, and only then…is when you can pull the thorn of fear from your side, lift it triumphantly above your head, before throwing it to the lions of success to devour.

That….. is what passion can do for you…. If you let it.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Moira Pritchard
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 00:58:20

    Brilliant yet again. Passion is – Passing It On but also having the ability to contain & feel the power within yourself.xxxx


  2. aquatom1968
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 07:57:55

    Well, that post is filled with passion! Great stuff! 😀


  3. Steve Walters
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 11:33:27

    Bethan. Your commitment to Blogging is starting to make me feel like an under achiever.

    I particularly liked the story telling style where you wrote: “Will? Are you there? Gather up the troops, we’ve got a situation…”. Although I liked it all, the ‘poetic’ style doesn’t grab me as much as the ‘story telling’ style; perhaps that’s just my reading preference though.

    I liked it so much, I wanted to click the share button to share with my Facebook network, but your share button only allows ‘share via email’ & ‘print’.

    Short of logging into your Worpress, I Googled ‘wordpress share button facebook’ – if you / I look into this together, others can share your articles(hence your blog) with their networks. Here’s a start…

    I assume there are ‘share’ options once logged into your WordPress control panel. good work as ever by the way.


    • bethanage
      Feb 19, 2011 @ 18:11:54

      Thanks very much. Very interesting comment re the story telling style vs poetic style… Always appreciative of any feedback.
      I think I find the poetic style easier to do!
      I’ve fixed the share button for facebook now. If you have a look now, you should be able to share it!… Feel free to do so, and thanks!


  4. Steve Walters
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 19:56:35

    Blimey, that was quick work. Shared! Hopefully, all in my Facebook Network (including you) should be able to see my Facebook recommendation of


  5. bex
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 05:04:42

    great post bethanage.
    really enjoyed this perspective on passion.


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