Posts Tagged ‘calling’

By George, Hand Me the Splendid Torch!

January 10, 2012

George Bernard Shaw





People occasionally ask me how many hours I work, assuming that I must be putting in at least sixty hours a week. I just laugh. Yes, I am often at the computer from early morning until late at night but that doesn’t mean I’m piling up the billable hours. Far from it. I devote far more time to my life’s work than to my work life.





My life’s mission is to encourage and inspire people to live more positive, loving lives. I do that through writing books, posting on this blog, and talking to people whenever the occasion presents itself. Yes, I enjoy my work life but my life’s work brings me joy. Big difference.

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on (more…)

Live an Authentic Life, No Matter the Cost

October 17, 2011

When my friend Laura began walking a spiritual path years ago, she was overjoyed at the results. She not only was happier and more peaceful, she became aware of a continual flow of synchronicities that made her life decidedly sweeter and, at times, seemingly effortless. Then she abruptly abandoned her efforts. Why? She was afraid that her personal growth would create so much distance between her and her husband that her marriage might not survive.

A funny thing happens when you ignore a calling: it eventually surfaces as a need. Years later, Laura resumed her spiritual practice because she felt she had no choice in the matter. It was either that or succumb to stagnation, perpetual boredom and a living death. When she brought up her concern to her husband, she was relieved to hear him say that, while he wasn’t interested in participating in her spiritual activities, he certainly supported her and was happy that she was doing what made her feel happy and fulfilled.

Ah, but what if Laura’s husband hadn’t been supportive? She would have (more…)

Peace Will Be Your Faithful Friend

March 26, 2011

Give yourself fully to your destiny and you will discover within yourself an inexhaustible reservoir of strength, skills, and wisdom that steadily propels you toward each succeeding summit to be conquered.

It usually happens that the more faithfully a person follows the inspirations he receives, the more does he experience new inspirations which ask increasingly more of him.
Joseph de Guibert



Stride forward in confidence, knowing that success is assured, for you (more…)

Grow As You Go

March 25, 2011

When you pursue your destiny and do what you are called to do, you will feel a deep and abiding sense of gratitude for the opportunity to serve the world as only you can.





To be obsessed with some vision and to have the continuous opportunity of working towards that vision can be looked upon as God’s greatest gift to anyone.
Henry Moore

Much may be asked of you. Do not worry that you are not up to the task. All that is expected is (more…)

Step Forward in Faith

March 24, 2011



Your destiny is rooted in everyday moments. Every thought, every choice, every act influences your life’s work and shapes and defines your legacy.




We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
Dag Hammarskjold

Your ultimate destiny and your ultimate destination are (more…)

The World Needs You At Your Best

March 15, 2011




You can only ignore destiny’s call for so long. If you have tarried, pull yourself away from your diversions, gather your strength, and step back on your path. Begin today. The world needs you at your best.

Alas for those who never sing and die with all their music in them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes







As long as you have breath, you have the (more…)

Throw All the Paint You Can

March 1, 2011

Have your fears prevented you from stepping into all you are capable of becoming? As destiny’s call grows more urgent, and the yearning to live your dreams threatens to consume you, once-paralyzing objections and obstacles lose their power over you.

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de La Fontaine

Reclaim your spirit and celebrate your liberation from conformity. Cast your (more…)

What Is Beating at the Doors of Your Soul?

February 26, 2011




Shrink from your calling, your destiny, and you not only deprive yourself, you deprive the world of the contributions you came here to make. Keep life’s call at bay and you will never be able to tap into the full majesty of your true nature.

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann





With so much at stake, life (more…)

You Were Born With Wings!

February 22, 2011




There are those who intuitively grasp their life’s purpose but turn away from it for any number of reasons—family obligations, low self-esteem, the desire for stability.

A smooth life is not a victorious life.
Paramahansa Yogananda





Yes, there are many sensible, logical, and valid reasons why resisting change is a good idea. Write them all down. Then (more…)

It Is Not the Critic Who Counts

February 21, 2011




When pursuing your life’s calling, the reasons why others say you should not do something are often precisely the reasons why you should.





It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Only you can detect and decipher the (more…)

Music From Afar Is Coming to My Ears

February 20, 2011

The more ardently you throw yourself into your life’s work, the more effortless the work becomes. As your mastery deepens, so too does your understanding of the role you came here to play, the work you came here to do, and the urgency of your mission.

Travelers, it is late. Life’s sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
Rumi

Your destiny takes root in your mind, body, and soul, and you methodically (more…)

Why Were You Not Zusya?

February 19, 2011



Do not make the mistake of comparing your life’s work with anyone else’s. With gratitude and humility, do what you can with the talent you have, knowing that all destinies are equal in God’s eyes.


Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke

Your skills were designed to perfectly correspond with your circumstances and yours alone.

In the world to come, I shall not be asked, “Why were you (more…)

Your Heart Dreams of Spring

February 18, 2011




What kind of life do you envision for yourself? Where there are dreams, there is hope. Where there is hope, there is the recognition that there is something worth hoping for.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Kahlil Gibran

Whatever is worth dreaming of and hoping for is worth working toward. Destiny demands that the (more…)

Take Aim for the Farthest Reaches of the Sky!

February 17, 2011






Do you have a vision of your life’s work? Nurture it. Become one with it. Know that every dream, no matter how insignificant it may sound to others, is a sacred agreement between you and God.

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Oliver Wendell Holmes





Your destiny is nothing more than the organic unfolding of (more…)

Act As If It Is Impossible to Fail

February 13, 2011






Clarity about your life’s work triggers an enduring call to action. Devotion to your calling liberates you from the rhythms and routines of an ordinary life.

Every sort of mastery is an increase of one’s freedom.
Henri Frédéric Amiel






No longer held hostage by the expectations of an unsympathetic world, you answer only to the authority of (more…)

Angels Point the Way

February 7, 2011

From the moment it first pierces your awareness, your calling is as much a part of you as your heartbeat. As you come into alignment with your life’s work, you will be given glimpses of what heaven expects from you.

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Viktor Frankl

If your intent is pure and your trust in the universe complete, you will be intuitively guided to take the steps necessary to bring your vision to fruition.

Vision is not enough, it must be combined with  (more…)