Have you found your calling yet? Do you believe you have one?
I’m not a believer at present. I find the whole concept to be stressful ~ having a divine purpose or a gift within me waiting to blossom. It sounds straight forward and mystical all at the same time. If I really grapple with it, I quickly spiral down the I am Not Enough drain, which is dreadfully critical of my current state of affairs and void of light at the end of the Life's Purpose tunnel.
I do however feel a deep desire within me. It’s a yearning without a name that I believe you have too. It is constant, when we take the time to listen. I believe that this yearning is universal. It is a calling to be living fully within ourselves.
Often this desire to truly know ourselves shows up as, “What do I really want to do in life?” But beneath this multiple choice question is a more complex soulful calling:
To be seen, heard, appreciated, valued.
To have opportunities to contribute our best selves towards a greater good, change, growth, making a difference. To find a freedom and strength to live in our own uniqueness. To deepen our wisdom of ourselves.
My wise neighbor once said, “I can be happy doing many things.” We all can. It’s really not as much about searching for that one job or life role. It’s more about actively working to live from our place of greatest authenticity, strength and joy, while helping others in their own search along the way.
Our universal calling is what connects us all. It’s the need to turn inward, to grow wiser and more insightful about ourselves and others so we can live more fully and more purposefully together.