Dear Love Warrior Community,
I found this quote this evening and I loved it! I had to share!!!
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!””
– Jack Kerouac
This quote reminded me of the passion that resides in my heart and soul to take my experience and pain and light a path for others as well as myself to live a life of love and intimacy, filled with community, laughter and honor.
There have been times where I have felt that there was not even a drop of life left in my body, heart, mind and soul…and in these moments I have experienced light coming into my body, a spirit, energy and essence greater than myself enter my body…giving me in this moment the passion and heart to connect with the power of love. I believe that passion lies within us all… sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us…if we listen close enough. It is the whisper in the wind telling us to stop, wait, listen and change direction. It is a child’s laugh that brings us back to a moment of time, still, calm and memorable. Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we’d know some kind of peace… but we would be hollow… Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we’d be truly dead.
Passion follows into this very night…
Lindsey Wert is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Sonoma County with special interest in treatment and prevention of eating disorders and sexual trauma. Lindsey’s passions are supporting women in learning how to love themselves from the inside out. Lindsey contributes to her community by giving eating disorder presentations, doing prevention work and supporting the health at every size movement. Visit Lindsey’s personal website, From the Inside Out: Self Love and Transformation