It is exhilarating. It is stimulating. It is fascinating. It is magical. It is calming. It communicates with you….
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
Watch the waves. Watch the small waves, and watch the large waves. Watch them coming in on the shore untiringly. Watch them slipping out. What do we really see? We see the passion. We see the energy. We also wonder about the purpose of the non-stop motion of the waves.
Many of us have watched the waves so many times that we don’t pay attention to this passion. This passion can teach us a lot.
Waves have the undying passion of meeting the shore. They never get tired doing that. One after another, they keep on coming. They keep on smashing on the shore and then subsiding. Then comes another wave. This goes on and on. Many of us have watched the waves so many times that we don’t pay attention to this passion. This passion can teach us a lot. If you do not have the opportunity to physically see waves in action, you can easily download some videos of waves. Watch them from time to time. You will slowly get that visual of waves associated in your mind with unceasing passion.
The first “passion” we see from watching waves is not getting tired. Waves don’t get tired. They have a job to do – meet the shore again and again. They keep on and on, day in and day out. When we have a job to do, we must behave like that. We should work towards our goals and work without getting tired. Undoubtedly, being humans we will surely get tired, perhaps disappointed, perhaps frustrated, but the visual of waves will remind us that we have work to do, goals to achieve and we should continue despite all the tiredness.
The second “passion” we see, is work without ceasing. Have we seen waves taking a small break? Never. Similarly, we should passionately work towards a goal, we have to keep that passion on, all the time. Every moment that passion must drive us. No other thought but our passion. Great work is done only with such passion. You can even achieve the impossible with this kind of passion.
The third “passion” is passion itself. Waves are passionate to meet the shores. They think of nothing else but the shore. Similarly, we must develop a passion for something. Love creates such passion. Romantic love can do that and so can the love for human beings like Mother Teresa had. Develop a passion for something.
Whatever may be your occupation, if you develop a passion for excellence, you will get unbelievable results. Let us develop that passion. Let us say – ‘I will passionately work in a manner so that I am satisfied only with the best results. I will keep this passion on forever in my work. I will do everything with passion and will make sure that I achieve great results.
Each one of us has special talents that can make this world a richer and better place. Serve people by showing them how beautiful life can be when you live passionately exploring it with your talents. I have always believed that one of our purpose in life is to help others. I am blessed that I have achieved much in my own life by serving others. It brought me happiness knowing I was helping other people and, in turn, it brought me peace and happiness.
Someone once said, “If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.”
Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond.
–Jessy and Bryan Matteo
Take inspiration from the passion of waves and you will be motivated to achieve success, great success.
Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.