When I was young, my friend and I would frequently visit a street side stall for some savory snacks after school. The passion with which this man cooked was what drew us and a hoard of other people to his humble stall and I can still vividly see him serving up his fare with a big smile on his face. He cooked with all his Heart!!
I had a teacher in my nautical college who was way past his retirement yet would come to teach us one of the most difficult subjects and all his lectures would always be overflowing with attentive students. He used to go in a trance whilst teaching and it was sheer joy and a privilege to be his student. He taught with all His Heart!!
There is this particular church that my wife and I usually go to for Sunday service. Although it is much further away than our own parish we would take the effort only because of a certain priest who delivered the sermon and homily with such vitality and vigour that it never failed to uplift us.He preached with all his Heart!!
My father, an electrician who later on become a chief foreman by his sheer hard work, was a true master of his trade. Watching him work was like watching an artist creating magic and I can never forget the invaluable lesson he taught me about being passionate about your job. He worked with all his Heart!!
I remember the famous lines from the movie Lord of The Rings when Frodo says to Bilbo “I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened!”
And Gandalf repiles : “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us!”
We may all be presently doing something we feel we are not truly born for and we still seek our ‘higher purpose’.
But truth is unless we attend to today’s tasks with all our heart how then can we possibly expect to be passionate about something that has not yet come along?
Do not chase success but rather seek joy and perfection in all you do. Success will soon start chasing you!