Thursday, October 25, 2012
Everybody has a calling, don’t they?
Some have a high calling, some have a low calling.
Everybody is called but few are chosen.
There’s a lot of distraction for people, so you might not never find the real you.
A lot of people don’t.
I think it's less about finding and more about peeling back the layers. And the calling was always there, underneath the crap, speaks the truth of the human condition.
One might say that distractions come from all directions, but ultimately they are self imposed.
We allow ourselves to listen to the expectations of others; family, friends, society as a whole. To be true to our self and true to our calling, is to put away that imaginary rule book we allowed everyone else to write, and stay true to our passions.
Not any different than anybody else’s.
Some people are called to be a good sailor.
Some people have a calling to be a good tiller of the land.
Some people are called to be a good friend.
You have to be the best at whatever you are called at.
Whatever you do, you ought to be the best at it—highly skilled.
It’s about confidence, not arrogance. You have to know that you’re the best whether anybody else tells you that or not.
I think the calling could also be synonymously described as the path, your calling – which is your path, the morning, waking up, the work-time, and the free-time.
If all of this is correct and feels well, I am on my path. I follow my calling.
If you’re suspicious of words that sound religious (which I really hate this word), don’t get hung up over the word calling. Embrace the spirit of it—there’s something you need to do, but at every opportunity, you’ll have countless other opportunities to do something else.
Two key points:
1. Everyone has a calling.
2. The central problem is discovering that calling amidst a sea of distractions.
And one more point that’s implied:
3. Despite the distractions, it’s very important to find the calling.
The idea of finding your passion, finding what drives you, burning up with the intensity of living every day and doing good in the world.