If you let it, your passion and calling can carry you to depths you’ve never dreamed.
As I watched the Kennedy Center Honors, I shed tears as I listened to the stories of people who did what they did because they simply had to. They were called. It was their passion.
George Lucas had a vision that was not yet possible to create in film – so he created the technology for the legendary Star Wars.
Yo Yo Ma played his cello with such power and passion and love that we cried at the beauty he brought forth as he shared his soul through his music.
Aretha Franklin sang a Carole King song that was powerful and rich and touched our hearts. She too, offered her heart, her talent and her passion.
What I heard were the stories of people who HAD to follow their passion. Who HAD to express their gifts. It was their calling and they followed it.
Give yourself over to your calling.
I have just crossed a personal bridge, or turned an important corner, or taken a giant step. I don’t know what it means or where it will take me, but I do know that I trust the call.
And even more importantly, I trust my ability to answer it.
My personal turning point had three elements
First, a small suggestion in an email from a friend steered me in a direction that I had been considering and partially preparing for, but suddenly, with that nudge, it was time to make it happen. The idea was there, many of the words were captured, but the format was what set the whole idea free. A nudge, the right moment, and right action – by me.
The second turning point came when a post I put up garnered powerful responses. It made me realize that the subtle spiritual and philosophical explorations I am being called to make are, in fact, needed and wanted. I trusted the call, the sign, the signal and committed to a path I had only been considering.
Finally, the emotion that was shared throughout the program made me look at my own life. Not from the standpoint of what I had accomplished in my 83 years but what I was perfectly poised to do NOW. I have the wisdom, I have the gifts, I have the philosophical insight, and most of all I have the calling to explore what I am compelled to understand – and apply – and live.
Art is when you add your voice to the composition. You put your passion in it, your soul, your gifts. And you share what you create with others.
I HAVE to figure out certain concepts and learn to add them to my life. I MUST write in order to figure out what they mean and how to use them.
And I am not complete until I share what I find with others.
That feels like passion. I know it is my calling.
Are you listening deeply?
Are you feeling with your heart?
Do you make room in your life to explore what calls to you?
It would be very good if you cleared space to follow your passion and calling. It needs you.
You need it.
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20 – Why Are You in Service?
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21 – How to Share a Piece of Your Soul
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