[pash-uh-nit] adjective
1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of democracy.
2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.
3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional: passionate language.
4. intense or vehement, like emotions or feelings: passionate grief.
5. easily moved to anger; quick-tempered; irascible.
Some people view passion as integral to living a quality life; others see it as a threat to their emotional stability, a nuisance, or a dangerous level of emotional intensity. While passion is often associated with sex and erotic desire, it is actually a much broader idea. We can be passionate about our friends, our families, political and social causes, animals, activities, our work, and many other things. Passion is motivating and energizing. It can also distort our objectivity about people and situations. Passion has the potential to create both disconcerting internal disturbance and incredible levels of emotional fulfillment.
1) What is your definition of passion?
2) How do you feel about passion? Is it important to you?
3) What kinds of passion are you fearful of in yourself or others?
4) What do you feel passionate about? How do you express this in your life?
5) What does it mean to you to live a passionate life?
6) Do you think passion is addictive? Why or why not?