The sleeping giant awakens to open the floodgates of your repressed feelings.
In an instant, you begin to drown in emotions you thought you had learned to navigate long ago.
They are the tools the sleeping giant uses to smash through the dam that had precariously been holding your emotions at bay.
Picture the iconic scene in the movie San Andreas when Hoover Dam breaks apart, releasing Lake Mead’s 45,000 pounds per square foot of maximum water pressure at the dam’s base, and taking out everything in its path.
One minute you’re calm and at peace. The next you’re morphing into a beast that even Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno could never reprise.
What can you do to stop from drowning?
Surrender to the emotions. Don’t fight them. Float on their waves, and see where they take you.
But prepare yourself.
Things might get ugly. Your reactions and your behavior will be all over the place.
You won’t be thinking straight because at that moment, you will be thinking with your heart, and your mind can’t compete with a heart unleashed.
People will call you crazy. Let them. Because if they are lucky, one day they will get “crazy” too. In fact, those who call you crazy have probably jumped off passion’s precipice and surfed the crazy waves once or twice before. (Maybe more.)
The ugly side of passion gives birth to its danger zone. Never apologize for exposing it.
Once the “danger” passes, you can explore the whys behind the triggers and hot buttons. It is then that you will learn to release your passion in perhaps more constructive ways. And instead of surrendering your power, you will share it with the one who stirred it.
It’s the moment when great sex and lovemaking merge, giving new meaning to the point of no return.
Because once you’ve awoken the sleeping giant, it will stay awake forever.