Step 5: Passion

Step 5 of 12. See 1.Blueprint, 2.Loyalty, 3.Wisdom, 4.Openness


“When a nation, a society, or individuals no longer create, they begin to die because they are no longer part of the action or movement. They are no longer the beings of listening, no longer the beings of giving to receive; therefore they are not receiving; they are not giving to effort. As a result, they cease to exist on the physical plane.”

-Joseph Rael & Mary Elizabeth Marlow “Vibrations and Being

Passion is the burning desire of creative genius inside you. The dance your body does when you’re happy.

You never learned that. It was always inside of you.

It’s what makes you think and keeps you thinking.

It is your vision of the world as a better place.

What does your voice of Passion sound like? Practice Tapasya to make sure that you have not forsaken your Passion to Reason. Working with Anahata and Visshudi can match your insides with your outsides HOWEVER passion is ultimately developed in the burning furnace of the the 3rd Chakra: Manipura.

  • You determine what your future looks like.

  • You are the one who creates the meaning and how things show up from what you see.

  • You can turn your dream into reality when you create it out of passion, without fear and, most of all, from the heart.

Passion is that alive feeling that makes everything else totally worth it, and by everything else I mean the bullshit, the mundane, the mindless phases of “civilized” existence.Whatever it looks like for you, Passion is the driving force that taps into who we are in our heart and connects to who we may become in this world.

-Tiffany Fuentes


To create something passionately, we may have to endure some process, some feeling, some’thing’ we want to offer and share with someone else — but this is only possible if you overcame your challenge, paid attention and gained something from your process. Aka you did not become a victim easily pushed around by circumstance.

Some can identify so well with God’s suffering that the persistence of prayer and word of God helps them to live passionately and with compassion for all. That becomes their mission and destiny. Spreading infinite love and the path that took them there: Jesus.

Maybe religion doesn’t speak to you. Maybe your passions are primal, physical, and sensory. You want to sing across Europe, climb mountains, become a great actress, save lives, ride waves, sell over a million copies of your book, jump out of planes, etc..

A person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and religion. They hardly know which is which and simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace in whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them they are always doing both.

-Lawrence Pearsall Jacks


 Passion is the link that sets us apart from one another BUT because we all have it, we are all creating links of our experience and what we have come to believe about our existence.

Art is the highest form of faith.

We were created to create.

“When you catch a glimpse of your potential, passion is born.”   -Zig Ziglar




Satya: Truth-fullness (A closer look at me)

Satya -सत्य-  Truthfulness. To be seen as you truly are. Can we do this?

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Can we for even one day be seen as we truly are? I thought about it this morning, as I checked my eyebrows for hairs that didn’t belong. No we cannot was the answer as I put a little concealer on a dark spot and blush on my cheeks. I am not exactly changing who I am but these bathroom habits are definitely NOT in line with Satya. The practice of “being seen” as I truly am. Instead, I am covering up that which I find undesirable, or that which you have presented to me as a society as undesirable, and so on. 

But my words are surely truth, right? Can I say what I truly behold within and nothing more? Do we say everything we mean?

The truth hurts, but forgiveness heals. So here goes, My Truth:

 About a year ago I had a very special man visit me. It wasn’t the first time I would see him, but this wasn’t a usual visit either. He was my boyfriend, and up until that time we were in a long-distance relationship. With him in the states, there was something very special in order: marriage. I say marriage because it wasn’t a wedding either of us were after. We just needed paperwork, well me in particular as I was going to go back to his country to live long term with him. It seemed silly that we had to do this a second time. {Yes, the first time we had tried to get married was in France about six months earlier. I wasn’t getting anywhere so I left without a marriage or a boyfriend.}

So here we were, starting anew, certain of the steps needed to begin our life together. It was six months and it happened so fast. Before I could tell you why – I was experiencing his anger, we were fighting, there was sadness, bitterness, uncertainty, and so much insecurity. It was deja vu, only worse because this time, the stakes were so much higher. This was my home, I couldn’t leave. This was his second chance, why would he do this, twice? A serious upset about a ring that I never received. He didn’t want to talk about it with me. He didn’t want to talk about anything with me, really. It seems silly to have such build-up seeing that we were both in agreement just six months prior and knew our timeline.

In the interim, I told some people my life’s plans, not here of course, as there was nothing really going on here. This was just a place of limbo where he and I figured out how many papers we needed to sign and where we needed to sign them. The real juicy part that I loved sharing was our plan for once we returned overseas. These lovely people– my friends– my family were overjoyed at my prospective future. This bright union I was creating and even though he and I weren’t exactly loving with one another, I believed in us. But, then it happened. I broke our silence. I had to know what was going on. It wasn’t happening. I knew the answer, but I didn’t have the why. I didn’t get that either. He still to this day would tell you or anyone how much he loves me and wants to be with me, but just wasn’t ready, just wasn’t comfortable and has no idea what he needs to get to that comfort level.  

I didn’t and I don’t know what to say to this. How can one respond?  I don’t think he should get married if he thinks of himself as solitary man, and he did say this to me once. I agree that it’s quite unnatural for humans to want to marry one person and stay with that person forever, forcing them to submit to monogamy, simply because monogamy can only exist mutually. I do think that marriage is antiquated, useless even, a piece of paper, but I also loved him and if I wanted to be in his country with no problems building my life with him, I needed him to marry me. I needed him to want to marry me as much as I wanted to be in his life. We were committing to the same thing, except not exactly, except not at all. I couldn’t make him walk or talk. He didn’t understand everything he was going through leaving it utterly impossible to relay to me.

We discussed our change of plans about a week before our actual city hall date. My friends and family had already thrown me little get togethers and had given little gifts and were talking about it everyday. I didn’t know what to tell them, so I didn’t. It never occurred to me that, they didn’t need to know. They did (need to know.)  But I wasn’t going to be there for very long. I didn’t see these people in the kind of setting that lent itself to a sit down and chat. I was leaving the state, regardless that I wasn’t going overseas. They deserve(d) to know. They made so many of those horribly sad days bearable. They are the reason I didn’t fall apart like a wet paper bag. They believed in me, albeit the lying me, but this is what held the broken-hearted me in one piece. Today, I ask them for forgiveness.satya image 2

There is no greater way to hurt your connection to others than lying. AND I was a BIG FAT LIAR. Never try to impress others with deception.                                                                              Try to impress yourself and find happiness within you.



#yama #truthfullness #satya #getfitwithtiff #mindbodyexchange #honesty

How to Begin (the mind-body-exchange)

How can you, the creator of all the procrastination and laziness that has brought you to this point, also be your motivation?

You can start by understanding laziness is no reflection of strength. We are lazy because we live in a world where we do not have to do much of anything to get by. We are inherently lazy as any human would be, living in an environment that is bent on creating and advertising an even easier path of least resistance. This is okay, and mostly not your fault, but it can all be turned around through the accumulation of changing many – and by many I mean thousands upon thousands of tiny details, habits, steps etc.   😉

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Think about the areas of your life that are flourishing and then envision them even better. What did you have to do to get there? If you want to get the most of out of this site and you: Trust that you are here for a reason. Read my words as if they are written by a dear friend, and start at the beginning. Understand the Mind, then the Body, and then the Spirit.  Then once you are ready for movement, you can begin here

For example, never ever tell yourself that it is okay to not cook dinner. If you want to eat out for a celebration, go ahead. If you want to reheat some leftovers of that soup or stew you made on Sunday, go ahead. But if its Tuesday night, and you are going to order a pizza, or throw a frozen burrito in the microwave. Quit it. Right now!

You’re not a child. No one needs to make food for you. If you think that you are too busy or distracted by something other than preparing the food that will go inside of you, you are confirming that that bit of distraction, be it Facebook, Instagram, or TV is more important than the food you need to be healthy and live.

You understand how dramatic that is?                             Now, cook your food, and cook it often.

Take care of yourself. If after a few days that you have been keeping up with the goal of going to the gym, you may feel like you are getting bored. Perhaps you could get a notebook and write what you do, what you eat, and how you feel everyday. Even if that day, it was someone’s birthday at the office and you had cupcakes and beer for dinner! You can only approach progress by being honest with where you are when you begin, and how you change along the way.

A dinner that has colorful cupcakes and beer in it is not terrible, that night brought you laughter and this is just as important for your soul as jogging and salad is for your form.

If your approach to changing your habits is strong, then your foundation will be, and as long as you come back to the core that wants to live mindfully, as in with a mind-body connection, then you will not be derailed from anything.

You must change the relationship you keep with yourself. Notice what you give effort and what you do not. You must listen to and challenge yourself, no one else can. You have to trust the process of experience, embrace the moment — because every thing will be exactly what you make it, so make this life beautiful. AND Follow this Blog, please. [top right of the screen]