PASSION . . . a most 'un~english word!
I am unashamedly passionate about fair play and authenticity,
about seeing ourselves as part of nature, not separate from it,
about parity between the genders,
about walking our talk and aiming for integrity,
about exploring the territory of sitting in our power and allowing our vulnerability
about finding our voice, being brave & practicing kindness,
about giving & receiving feedback, finding our courage & being real,
about life learning and beginners mind,
about following our calling and exploring boundaries,
about crafting our own identity sometimes in opposition to the expectations of the day,
about being kind to ourselves and others when we sometimes inevitably get it wrong,
about giving things the time they need, especially human processes.
early 15c., "angry; emotional," from Medieval Latin passionatus "affected with passion," from Latin passio (genitive passionis) "passion" (see passion). Specific sense of "amorous" is attested from 1580s. Related: Passionately.
late 12c., "sufferings of Christ on the Cross," from Old French passion "Christ's passion, physical suffering" (10c.), from Late Latin passionem (nominativepassio) "suffering, enduring," from past participle stem of Latin pati "to suffer, endure," possibly from PIE root *pe(i)- "to hurt" (see fiend).
Sense extended to sufferings of martyrs, and suffering generally, by early 13c.; meaning "strong emotion, desire" is attested from late 14c., from Late Latin use of passio to render Greek pathos. Replaced Old English þolung (used in glosses to render Latin passio), literally "suffering," from þolian (v.) "to endure." Sense of "sexual love" first attested 1580s; that of "strong liking, enthusiasm, predilection" is from 1630s. The passion-flower so called from 1630s.
The name passionflower -- flos passionis -- arose from the supposed resemblance of the corona to the crown of thorns, and of the other parts of the flower to the nails, or wounds, while the five sepals and five petals were taken to symbolize the ten apostles -- Peter ... and Judas ... being left out of the reckoning. ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 1885]