The Big Quit Part II: The Possibility Season
Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess. Vocation does not come from a voice out there calling me to be something I am not. It comes from a voice in here calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given me at birth by God. Thomas Merton
In part one of this series, The Hero Season, we began to unpack what it means to be on the “hero’s hill” we build for ourselves as we develop our skills, competence, and growing expertise. This is necessary work to do well, pay our bills and contribute, hopefully, to something worthwhile. And it can often provide us with a sense of accomplishment. But whatever our daily work, there often comes a moment when we begin to realize something is missing.