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How to Let Your Life Speak, Discern Your Purpose, and Define Your Own Success

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For the century and a half since, and undoubtedly the many centuries before, the question of how to kindle that soul-warming fire by finding one’s purpose and making a living out of meaningful work has continued to frustrate not only the young, not only aspiring artists, but people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life. How to navigate that existential maze with grace is what Parker J. Palmer — founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal and a man of great insight into the elusive art of inner wholeness — explores with compassionate warmth and wisdom in his 1999 book Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation


This story is Scooped from Maria Popova's excellent Brain Pickings. 

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What it takes to learn to listen to the timid wild animal that is the soul.


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Andrea Dean's curator insight, February 8, 2015 11:26 PM

Love the work and writings of Parker Palmer:"Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent."

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5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose

5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Living and working with purpose is a process of self-discovery - and one most of us never let ourselves undergo. Words of wisdom from Soeren Kierkegaard. 

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Support your reading with this article: Kierkegaard on Anxiety & Creativity.

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Estelblau's curator insight, August 30, 2013 5:51 AM

Via @LeadershipABC

Gurmeet Singh Pawar's comment, August 30, 2013 6:26 AM
Each word flows with wisdom, Beautiful article. Must read for everyone.
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