What is passion? Passion is a sort of fever, a sort of trembling of your being, a sort of inner wavering. Passions mean you are not content as you are. You would like something else, you would like something more, you would like a different pattern of life, a different style. Then you think you will be happy and contended.
A mind full of passion is a mind full of discontent with the present. A mind with passion, desires, hopes, but never lives. It postpones. It says “tomorrow”, always tomorrow; it is never here and now. A mind full of passion always goes on missing the present - and the present is the only reality there is, so a mind full of passion goes on missing reality. It cannot reflect that which is, it cannot reflect the truth, the way. It cannot reflect the real that surrounds you because you are never here.
Watch your mind. Whenever there is a desire, you have gone astray. You cannot be in the future, remember. You cannot be in the past, remember. That is impossible, that doesn’t happen in the way thins are; that simply doesn’t happen. You cannot be in the past - the past is no more, how can you you be in the past? But more or less you are always in the past. You are in the memory of the past. That is the way of not being, not a way of being. That is a way of not being. Or, you are in the future - which is impossible, because the future is not yet. How can you live in a house that does not yet exist? But you live there. Man goes on doing miracles! These are the real miracles: man goes on living in the past, which is no more, and he starts living in the future, which is not yet. You love the woman you have not found yet, or you go on loving the woman who is dead. The mind clings either to the past or to the future. This is the way of tn being. This is how we miss existence. This is how, by and by, we become phantoms, shadows, ghosts. Watch yourself. As I see people, millions remain in a ghosts life.
Living in memories, or living in imagination - that is the way of passion. Passion is a wavering - either to the left or to the right, but never in the middle. And the middle is the truth, the present is the truth, the door to reality.
If u haven’t tried this at least once in your life you need to experience it !!!