I am starting this blog series to inspire myself. Inspire to do things that I love to do, inspire to take risks to have a better life and inspire to empathize.
But why a blog? Why not a diary?
Because it is easy for me to type than write (what a shame!), easy to maintain the posts and it is free! And, most importantly, there is a tiny little possibility that it might inspire one more, just one more person in this world.
I searched various dictionaries for the meaning of the word 'passion'. Here are some of them:
"A strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something" (Merriam-Webster)
"A strong and barely controllable emotion" (Oxford)
"A powerful emotion or its expression, esp. the emotion of love, anger, or hate" (Cambridge)
"A powerful emotion such as love or anger" (Macmillan)
But I look at passion in life it in a little different way. Few months back I read the book "Art of Happiness" written by Dalai Lama. The following two quotes are stuck in my mind since then:
1. "The purpose of our lives is to be happy".
2. "Happiness is not something ready made, it comes from your own actions".
And, combining the two quotes, I was able to create my own definition of passion - "Our actions that help us find our purpose of lives".
I wish to share stories about passion and inspiration in this series, however small and insignificant those might seem. If you have an inspiring story of a family member, friend, neighbor or even a stranger, I can help you to share it with the world. I am sure that will touch at least one more soul.
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.