Finding the COM in Passion

Taking Care In What You Do

I have been told that I have a do not care approach when interacting with other people. I do and do not care depending on the situation and if I can relate to that situation. I am either “on” or “off” and need to locate the “dimmer”. I am engaged or not so much, but that does not mean I do not care.


I tend to cross my arms! I cross my arms in order not to talk, especially with my hands!


I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and let my emotions rip! I have 2 things I carry with me; rejection and guilt. I need to carry these 2 things instead; humility and humbleness! I can be reactive and direct and go back and forth in being objective and subjective.

Kiss Me You Fool – Humorous!


I am a passionate being. The problem is finding the COM in passion to approach with compassion when it comes to connecting, communicating and interacting with other people. I still struggle in finding empathy at times. I have a hard time giving myself compassion let alone other people, especially with people I do not know well!

Passionate and Compassionate


I am curious and that gets me into T-R-O-U-B-L-E with a capital T at times! My defense tactic is to ask questions and the more the better. I feel it puts the conflict and confrontation on simmer and opens the flow of communication and discussion. However, I have experienced backfires or misfires with this approach because answering a question with a question is not always the best!


I am not a patient person and that really reflects when it comes to guiding, teaching or training other people! I want to give support and encouragement as well as motivation and inspiration to others. I enjoy seeing people get it and do better. However, I take the wrong approach in going about it at times. Less frustration and more appreciation!


I do not always know what to say let alone how and when to say it! Then I need to tune into a person’s eye contact and body language. I have a hard time reading myself let alone other people! Then you add everything else that is going on around you. I know I am going to screw something up or be screwed in the process!

Tied Into Knots!


I am working on stopping before I react and spew out my words as well as emotions! I am trying to find the compassion and be a little more complimentary. I am finding new ways to express my curiousity to show that I do care. When I feel like I am losing it I take deep breathes and count to 10!

Here’s to Finding the COM in Passion . . . COMPASSION! Speaking and Communicating with Compassion is a GOOD Thing!

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6 responses to “Finding the COM in Passion

  • Minnesota Prairie Roots

    The first step in changing yourself for the better is to realize what you need to change. And you are so there. That said, you are such an encourager and motivator, both excellent qualities.

    • cravesadventure

      Audrey –

      I have been holding myself back a bit lately and just have let it go in the past few months. I like to share my encouragement and motivation for myself with others because it helps me move forward too.

      Happy V Day – Happy Weekend:) – Renee

  • Ingrid

    Ah, we’d get along great. I tend to be a very matter of fact kind of person….get’er done and don’t always choose my words carefully. Thus, I can come across as lacking empathy. Blogging has taught me to think carefully about how my words might effect someone else.
    Happy Valentines Day….have a great weekend 🙂

  • Cecilia

    This is a great and important exercise! I think I need to sit down and look at myself honestly as well. At the very least, I struggle with #7 as well 😉

    • cravesadventure

      Cecilia –

      I almost put this post in the trash and it sat in draft form for some time before I had the guts to publish it! #7 has been a tough go for me too! Wishing You the BEST Sweetie – Keep On Keeping ON:)

      Happy V Day – Happy Weekend – Renee

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