Today I would like to talk to you about Enthusiasm and why it is important to have it in your life. So, what is Enthusiasm? or what is the meaning of Enthusiasm? It is an intense feeling of excitement about something you enjoy such as a hobby or interest you wish to pursue.
Here are some other words we could use to describe Enthusiasm. Eagerness, Feeling, Intensity, Joy, Conviction, and Passion. I am hoping you fall under this category of words because this is why having Enthusiasm in your life is important.
When you have Enthusiasm in your Life, it gives you a sense of something to Live for, something to accomplish, a goal, desire, or a Passion for doing something.
Here are some words on the opposite side of Enthusiasm
Disinterest, Inactivity, Laziness, Depression, Sadness, and Unhappiness. Hopefully, you do not fall under this category of words because if you do, then you have no sense of a reason to Live; Which would make me feel Extremely Heartbroken.
Here are a few quotes to live your life by.
"Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm."
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
"No one can depress you. No one can make you anxious. No one can hurt your feelings. No one can make you anything other than what you allow inside." (Unknown)
"Instead of saying, why is this happening to me? Isn't this awful? Poor me, begin to say, what do I have to Learn from this?"
By Wayne W. Dyer
I am going to tell you a story. Now this is a true story of something which happened to me when I was a little boy between the ages of six and seven and I still remember it like it happened yesterday. Now this story is not easy for me to tell especially here on the internet for everyone to see.
I am an Empath and for those of you who doesn't know what an Empath is I feel what other people are feeling I feel their Emotions, their Happiness, Joy, Sickness, Depression, Anger, Hurt, Sadness and their lack of Enthusiasm if you will. So being an Empath, I do not like being around big crowds of people because of what I feel. I need to back this story up to the beginning as to what happened to me when I was very young.
It was a beautiful summer day, but before that it had been raining what seemed like for weeks. There was a river not far from our house that my siblings and I always played in. Now I didn't know how to swim, but I was never afraid of the water because my brothers and sisters were always with me.
But on this particular summer day, when school let out I ran off and left my siblings but instead of running home I ran down to the river and jumped right out into the middle of it but this time it was way over my head because of all the rain we had been having.
You can imagine what happened next. The water went down into my Lungs, and I was strangled and choking from the water in my Lungs so I couldn't scream for anyone or anybody to help me. I was drowning! I Panicked! I was Scared, Terrified, Afraid and all alone. I fought to stay above the water with everything in my being, But I knew I was going to Die. I was going to drown.
The thing that happened next was very unexpected. I couldn't fight it anymore, and so I surrendered and the very moment that I went under there was such a Calm, and Peaceful Feeling of Love, which washed over me and I will never in a million years be able to describe it to anyone but I will try.
The best way for me to try and explain to you what I felt and still feel is I, was connected; to every living thing in the universe. Plants, Animals, People, Forests, Insects, Moon, Stars, Sun, Rivers and Oceans. I mean Everything.
I woke up in a beautiful place. It; was so Peaceful, and you could feel so much Love all around you. That is when the truly, amazing thing happened; I heard a clear voice, saying to me. It is not your time. Get up. And I said; I want to go with you. I am ready.
But then the words were repeated. It is not your time get up; and this time, I knew I couldn't disobey, but I didn't want to leave. I was in such a Beautiful, Peaceful place. I felt so Alive and Connected to Everything.
Everything was like being in slow motion; While I was laying on the bottom of the river, I could feel the current dragging me along. I remember then rolling over onto my stomach and on my hands and knees, I crawled out of that river and onto the bank. To this day, I cannot tell you how long all of this took. I don't know if it was a minute or five or ten minutes. I am guessing; that it wasn't too long because no one found me.
After I had sat there on the bank of the river for a little while, I walked home, and never said anything to anyone about what had happened to me and what I experienced. But after having my experience, I have always been different. I know my siblings probably thought I was weird growing up, and they didn't understand me.
As I write this post, I am nearly 52 years old now. I finally told my family members about my experience about ten years ago. Why did I wait so long to say anything to them? The answer is, I really; don't know. I still never told them the whole story, but if they read this post I am writing, they will find out everything. They might finally understand now why I was so Different from everybody else.
I am the youngest of seven. I had three older brothers and three older sisters. One of my brothers has passed now, and I miss him, but I know I will see him again someday. But it is funny how considering I am the youngest how most of them come to me for advice as well as a lot of other people younger and older than me.
People have always been drawn, to me; no matter their age. I don't know if it is because they sense something different about me or what. Every since my experience, I just seem to know things, and I don't know how or why. Maybe it is because I am Empathic, and I pick up on Emotions and Feelings without you having to tell me what is wrong.
Now you might ask. What was the purpose of me telling you this Life story of mine? The answer is if you have ever had an experience like the one I had you would realize just how precious Life truly is. Life is not about accumulating lots of money or materialistic things.
Yes, I know it takes money to live, and we all enjoy some worldly things, but All of that stuff is insignificant in the overall scheme of things. You are not going to take it with you when your time comes. And yes Our Creator meant for us to live an abundant Life but I think the majority of people misunderstand what it means to live an abundant Life.
It is my opinion; what Our Creator meant, was to have Enthusiasm towards life. All Life. To Love, Care, Help, and Comfort one another. Take care of the Earth. Put an end to Greed, Power, and Corruption.
Follow your Dreams and Passions but do it in a state of Love. Stop looking outside of yourself for Love and something to make you Happy. It is not out there! Love and Happiness; comes from within yourself.
"You're always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not because anybody else says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason." By Wayne W. Dyer
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