“Vocation does not come from willfulness. It comes from listening. I must listen to my life and try to understand what it’s truly about – quite apart from what I would like it to be about – or my life will never represent anything real in the world, no matter how earnest my intentions.”
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Category: Soul Business
People come to me because they have a longing in their heart. I want more, they say. I long for deeper meaning / connection / joy / creativity. I crave a simpler life. I so desperately need more rest. And then the inevitable follow up: But I don’t have time. I don’t have time
“My mantra for the last few years have been no more striving. It came as a reaction to my lifelong tendency to constantly push myself far beyond my limits, but it has slowly grown into a way of life. Now, whenever I feel the tendency to push and strive—when that tension starts to build in
I’m not big on the push-through-your-fear discourse. For most of us, trying to power our way through fear does more harm than good. It’s very simple, really. Fear makes us freeze up, physically, emotionally and certainly creatively. We tighten. And when we tighten, flow is restricted. And we don’t ever want to restrict flow.
Writing this post has been on my to-do list for the last ten days, but I haven’t done it. I haven’t been able to connect with my message or with you. I’ve been watching this inability with some patience, because I know why it’s there. I’m in between. These last few years have
“I know I’ve done some seriously good work these last two years. I know. But, it’s just … I don’t have the money to show for it!” I said, slightly embarrassed, finally getting to the core of what was bugging me. C snorted, “Jesus!” she said. “Is that still all that counts? In just
Photo: Amrit Daniel Forss I started my first business in the midst of absolute chaos. The debris from my collapsed marriage was still flying in the air, I was struggling to finish my MA in Publishing, I had a two year old to support, no income, no savings and wobbly self-confidence. I lived in a
Do you like it? Does it nourish you? Do you feel strengthened and inspired after using it? And if not, why do you keep using it? Those were the questions I wanted to answer for myself, as I took a three-month break from social media this summer. Facebook has been the platform I’ve
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