Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Passion and Obsession

Daily life these days more or less consists of getting up in the morning, playing squash for a while (while in Mumbai or jogging back home after work while in Baroda), strategising and deploying all the things that need to be deployed for Pyramid Tech. Seems to be fairly dreary but (un)fortunately, it cannot be more action packed, more fulfilling. Atleast over the last two weeks, hardly has there been a night when I have not patted myself for a day well spent (sic!).

Keeping one's focus towards a few objectives is hard, especially getting the grit and determination to go along thoughts and plans that one has worked out to be productive. A few moments with youngsters (yes, I say that!) who have a passion, who are obstinate and have never ending energy is like rekindling the flame. Spent probably an hour with a youngster, the Baby, atleast for the timebeing. An engineer by profession; analytical, passionate and creative by action. We were going through his portfolio of achievements the discussions meandered. And as usual, what did they meander towards - what are the things that inspire us, get us to do what we want to do.

He made me run through a quote from Meet Joe Black. The quote went - Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love - well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.

The quote is more in context of love between individuals, but isn't that what love with one's life, one's passion is about? Going ahead with what one is passionate about, irrespective of the dangers and obstacles. Does not mean one goes blindly into something, however, it is fairly important to go with what one's heart has to say, without probably thinking of the end-state or the nice world that makes us live in our comfort zone.

As Neo from the Matrix would have said, (and was the subject of a mail from yours truly to a friend yesterday) I am not here to tell you how it is going to end, I am here to tell you how it is going to begin....A world without boundaries, without rules, without controls. A world where anything is possible. Where you go from there I leave to you.

That's probably what passion is about, what love for one's life is all about. Probably thats the direction one needs in life. If you feel so passionately, go ahead, deliver once. What do you have to lose?

Good job, Baby.


T said...

Thats just the inspiration i needed at this point in time...
unfortunately words can only do so much..

Destiny beckons all of us but you have to work to realize it!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the quote from "Meet Joe Black". How very true.