You cannot pray for an A on a test and study for a B. You cannot pray for a celestial marriage and live a telestial life. You cannot pray for something and act less.
Tad R. Callister
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Jack Kerouac - Into the Wild
Passion is different than emotion. Emotion demands the moment; passion demands a marathon. Emotion looks for what it can get; passion looks for what it can give. Emotion is necessary, even powerful, but passion is the daily fire of momentum when you fall out of like with something. It burns without burning you.