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Defining Your Purpose
Defining your purpose is the first step in doing work that you love; work that encourages you to grow as a human being.
In fully uncovering and embracing our passions, we find a deeper purpose that gives a richer meaning to our lives beyond gratification of our egos. A calling is like an organism, a living entity, with a purpose all its own. It drives us toward authenticity and aliveness. Saying “yes” to a calling tends to place you on a path where half of doesn’t think it makes a bit of sense, but the other half know you life won’t make any sense unless you participate in certain activities that automatically draw out you passion for life.
You’ll also find that the bigger the calling, the more likely it is that it will fling opposing energies into your life. For example, one part of you will want to awaken, while another part wants you to stay in the comfortable, safe but unfulfilling lifestyle.