What Are You Hearing?

Career.  Let's be clear-we are talking about the course of action a person takes over a lifetime.  Nothing less.  And life, it is existence with eyes wide open.  Yet, how does one get from the later into the former?  

We each begin with listening.  Listening to your life that begins in the amazing vessel of a body that guides you forward.  It is your body that opens you into the mystery of life.  As Frederick Buechner says, "touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it."  

Begin with the self, because ultimately, the self connects you to the earthly and the holy.  As you listen, you begin to hear your deeper self speak.  In your listening, you hear truth, celebration, guidance and wisdom.  As you care for this body, you fill yourself up with a love that energizes you into the world.  Your journey, grounded in listening, grounded in self-care, moves you into a world in which the current of your life connects with the needs of the world. This happens from a place of fullness in which your gifts, your talents, your uniqueness open into the receptive and desiring hands of the world.  This need can only be met by you.  Buechner says is succinctly, "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."

Listen.  You life is whispering.