Strong feelings and passions are often negatively associated. However, all feelings whether they be positive or negative carry messages within them; they are calling out for us to respond to them. The loudness of the call reflects the gravity of the messages they contain. For instance, we all know fear, some of us more intensely than others, but do we know what fear is asking of us?
If you Google search Passion the first definition says that passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion. I love this definition because exemplifies the problematic relationship we have with our feelings, namely, Control.
“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots” –Rumi
In other words: we look at our overfull passions as things we must control without identifying where they came from.
One thought on “Unutterable and nameless is that which torments and delights my soul and is also the hunger of my belly –Friedrich Nietzsche”