Passion is the alchemy of heat and love that moves us to action. The status quo can be stubborn and slow to change, and we need more access to our passions to shift us from stuck to motivated.
Changing the status quo also means a willingness to be changed from within. As activist, philosopher, and revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs said, "Change yourself to change the world." Using this philosophy, we use passion as an access point for values, confidence, meaning and purpose as we nurture better worlds.
What is delightful is that this path of passion is full of pleasure. This pleasure source is a crucial reserve to fuel and sustain our joy for the long road ahead in building a better world. As written in “Pleasure Activism” by writer, doula, and Black feminist, adrienne maree brown, we need pleasure to not only sustain ourselves, but also our movements for systemic change.