Passion is the lifeblood of a creative and awakened life. “A man without desires or passion would cease to be a man,” as one philosopher put it. But how do we overcome fear and shame in regards to our particular passions and harness their powers of invention, expansion, and imagination? What part does surrender play in cultivating a passionate and meaningful life? In this month’s edition of the Seekers Forum, I’ll be talking about this often overlooked — yet vital — dimension of self-discovery on the path of personal awakening.