On Passion

Passionate love heats your blood and turns it into the blood of life.  It is the love that makes your heart feel uncontrolled, free, and fearless.  It makes you drunk with love. It shows you your heart’s true passion.  It brings a poetic zest into your life.  With this love you can truly love, as if you’ve never been hurt. It is fire and emptiness.  No fear, no mind, total energy, and total power.

Kahlil Gibran – On Reason and Passion
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite. Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody. But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements?

Osho – On Passion and Meditation
If you are doing meditation just so-so, without any passion, without intensity, without fire, nothing will happen. If you are praying just as a formality and it is not love that has arisen in your heart, it is meaningless, it is absurd…

Don’t be lukewarm. People live a lukewarm life. They are neither this nor that, hence they remain mediocre. If you want to get beyond mediocrity, create a life of great passion. Whatsoever you do, do it passionately. If you sing, then sing passionately. If you love, then love passionately. If you paint, then paint passionately. If you talk, then talk passionately. If you listen, then listen passionately. If you meditate, then meditate passionately.