Inner Growth Word of the Day: Calling
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence. 2. the vocation or profession in which one customarily engages.
Calling in a sentence: When you follow and tune in to your heart you always pursue your calling; even in the absence of active awareness of it.
Calling in action: Following a strong feeling that brings you to pursue something professionally and/or as a way of life is a calling.
Calling and inner growth: The journey to find your calling brings you to understand yourself, find yourself, and make decisions; all of which bring about inner growth thanks to the entire process of exploration that you go through as you pursue and look to identify your calling.
Calling and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What’s my calling? Have I found my calling? How did I identify my calling? When was the first time I thought about my calling? Who has influenced me when it comes to what I believed my calling was, but turned out not to be my calling? How do I know what I’ve identified as my calling, is my true calling?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with calling at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of one episode where it was very clear what your calling was and write about this scenario using the words from your list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about calling and see what specific emotions arise at first, then notice how they change as you silence your mind more and more. As this takes place you always want to pinpoint where your emotions are more present within your body and visualize them flowing evenly throughout. When you’re ready, let thoughts come in too and see what comes to mind that sparks the biggest emotional response.
Your turn – Share your calling sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂