Sunday, May 26, 2013

Autism Answer: Passion is Power!

Finding something you are passionate about and then doing, talking or fighting for it makes us feel big and valid. We do it all the time in the world of special needs. We are powerfully passionate about our hopes and expectations when it comes to our kids and ourselves. We write, make signs, create and join groups and then become a force for change! 

Passion can look lots of different ways. Anger, excitement, wild abandon... etc. I think it's a good idea to try and keep our passion positive. It feels great, it looks enticing and much more inviting to those we are hoping to share our passions with; it has more power! (The science behind this can be seen in the Disney movie Monsters Inc. tee hee!)

And don't forget that the autism in your world--whether it is your own autism or a loved ones!--will invite passions that our world could truly learn from! Autism is a challenging whole brain disorder, which we should try to understand and guide toward healing, but it is also a very different perspective. Seeing and feeling things differently can be painful, but with acceptance and a willingness to learn from each other, it can also be very insightful!

The power of passion is a renewable energy source!

So bring on the passion with a smile and a curious nature!!

Hugs, smiles and love!!!