“The life I am living is not the same as the life that wants to live in me … Trying to live someone else’s life, or to live by an abstract norm, will invariably fail … True self, when violated, will always resist us, sometimes at great cost, holding our lives in check until we honor its truth…. Vocation does not come from willfulness. It comes from listening.”
~ Parker Palmer, as quoted in Brainpickings.
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
To find purpose-clues in your astrology natal chart, look at your rising sign (and its ruling archetype), your North Node, and your Chiron … among other clues.
You can also reflect on the patterns and clue-trails from your life journey, and “what has heart, joy, and meaning for you.”
(See the Discerning Vocation and Purpose post for more on that powerful question!)
For more inspiration-stirring about purpose and vocation and meaning, follow the link to this Sophia’s Children post:
Discerning Vocation and Purpose (with more inspiring quotes and links)
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In the meanwhile, breathe deeply and be well.
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September 10, 2016 at 10:34 am
Very muse worthy indeedy. It’s usually just before the prize that life, knocks us down. A period of necessary humility before we can stand to receive our reward.
September 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm
Indeed ’tis true, Leeby. And the very root of the words ‘humility’ and ‘humble’ … humus. Earth. The ground of our being and on which we stand. 😉 Me’thinks there’s a clue there. xo Hope all’s well with you my friend! Love, Jamie
September 19, 2016 at 10:46 pm
Indeedy. Much that is egoistic stems from a simple lack of rootedness.
September 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm
Truth in those words, my friend. That’s why ‘uprooting’ is part of the m.o. for those prone to the whole imperial/colonial thing, eh? Big Love to you. Jamie
September 22, 2016 at 4:33 am
Thank you. Much love. Looking forward to hearing back about web stuff.
September 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm
A response is gestating and soon on its way to you! Let the conversation and collaboration continue. 🙂 Big Love (and then some) to you.
September 25, 2016 at 8:18 am
No wukkers champ. Right back at cha. Cheers for your support.
September 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Email’s on its way to you, Leeby…awaitin’ at your ePostOffice. 🙂 xo Jamie