Introducing Passion Particle: Reviving the Psychology of Passion presents Passion Particle, our brand new visual story-telling platform with full transparency and openness

Some of the best things in life are unique.

No snowflake is alike. Every single bubble blown is unlike any other one. Even the leaves on a tree are entirely original.

You are unique too. Everyone knows your fingerprints are original. But did you ever think about the actual science behind your passion?

For some people, a passion is what inspires them to chase after a career. For others, it’s a chemical reaction in the body that brings joy, sadness, and every emotion in between. Both of these are correct- the passion inside you infiltrates all of the particles in your cells and takes over your entire body. However, the motivation that transpires from your passion is connected to an actual source in your brain.

But how do you bring this feeling to life and express it? How do you extract this chemical reaction and bring it to the surface to help you guide your life?

The Passion Inside Us

You can feel passionately about many things in life.

It could be when you're taking photos of your friends to being the next main photographer for the world's top models. It might be that you're a creative writer from a small town or a screenwriter for the most successful films- it doesn't matter. That passion inside you is what will drive you to be the person you dream of being.

What if you were asked to write down a list of all of the things you were most passionate about? How far down the list do you need to go before you start forming a picture of who you really are?

When you’re passionate about something, you might get goosebumps from talking about it. Maybe you can’t wipe the smile off your face. But deep inside there is a chemical reaction being formed by your particles, and this chemical reaction transforms into physical action. It can give you chills right underneath your skin and warm your heart at the same time. It's the passion inside you that activates the fragments to make you exactly who you are.

Show Your Passion

Our mission is to provide you with a visual storytelling platform where you can share your own personal story without doubt. We all know the saying that "a picture says a thousand words", and we live by this because images are a universal language that everyone can understand.

You don’t just look at pictures. You feel the emotions behind them without even having to read a single syllable. The passion initiating the vibrations of your particles are on display for everyone to see. That same feeling that you get when your particles explode with energy is the same sentiment when you look at these visuals.

The word itself, ‘passion,’ derives from the Latin root ‘pati’ — which means ‘to suffer.’ The veracity in this linguistic statement lies in the fact that passion is what moves you to persevere at something despite fear, unhappiness or pain. It is the determination and motivation to push through suffering for the sake of an end goal. What is more — this kind of motivation has an actual source in the brain. So that feeling of intense creativity, or that feeling of euphoria when engaging in something that is truly meaningful to you — it is real and it is something physiological that happens within your brain. It is one of the least researched aspects of psychology, yet it has the biggest impact on our personal lives.

- PsychCentral

Passion, then, might develop over time from a genetic advantage that gives rise to a superior physical or intellectual skill, which moreover provides an individual with a consistent source of gratification. In turn, this sense of satisfaction reinforces the individual’s willingness to continue to develop his or her skill. The combination of compulsive practice and passion leads to mastery and exceptional achievement.

- Sam McNerney- Graduate from Hamilton College with a degree in Philosophy. A passionate philosophy (mostly epistemology) and psychology (mostly decision making and well-being) writer at Scientific American and Big Think.

The brain’s two most powerful neurotransmitters – dopamine and oxytocin – are directly connected, they reward and reinforce the EXPLORATION and CONNECTION required in pursuit of passions. Passion provides the spark for you to focus on what you love to EXPLORE. DOPAMINE rapidly kicks in to sustain your focus over long periods of time and during increasingly challenging tasks, actions and goals that are in the service of your passion. Passion provides the spark for you to focus and look to CONNECT with other people who share your passion, and work together to reach success faster. OXYTOCIN provides rewarding feelings of trust, generosity and deep human connection as people come together driven by a shared passion.

- Dr.Dragosis- Book author, Award-Winning Scientist and Speaker

Share Your Passion