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Callings; Finding and Following an Authentic Life

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How do we know if we're following our true callings? How do we sharpen our senses to cut through the distractions of everyday reality and hear the calls that are beckoning us?

is the first book to examine the many kinds of calls we receive and the great variety of channels through which they come to us. A calling may be to do something (change careers, go back to school, have a child) or to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving). While honoring a calling's ...

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Overview

How do we know if we're following our true callings? How do we sharpen our senses to cut through the distractions of everyday reality and hear the calls that are beckoning us?

is the first book to examine the many kinds of calls we receive and the great variety of channels through which they come to us. A calling may be to do something (change careers, go back to school, have a child) or to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving). While honoring a calling's essential mystery, this book also guides readers to ask and answer the fundamental questions that arise from any calling: How do we recognize it? How do we distinguish the true call from the siren song? How do we handle our resistance to a call? What happens when we say yes? What happens when we say no?

Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and powerful stories of people who have followed their own calls, Gregg Levoy shows us the many ways to translate a calling into action. In a style that is poetic, exuberant, and keenly insightful, he presents an illuminating and ultimately practical inquiry into how we listen and respond to our calls, whether at work or at home, in our relationships or in service. Callings is a compassionate guide to discovering your own callings and negotiating the tight passages to personal power and authenticity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609803707
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 229,875
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregg Levoy is the author of This Business of Writing. He is a full-time freelance writer whose essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, and others. He lectures and teaches workshops about callings.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

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    Sensational!

    This book was a fabulous read and the author's poetic prose were extremely refreshing... and to attend a "Callings" workshop in Boulder, CO with the author was an incredible experience. He was so personable, hilarious and had the most wonderful stories that the time with him fly by...I highly recommend both the book and workshop to anyone who is in search of their high purpose and looking for a more fulfilling existence on this earth. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2000

    I've bought copies for friends

    This book is amazing. A friend lent me her copy. Within 50 pages I had purchased my own cipy. It made a profound difference in my life. Whether you are trying to find your 'Calling' in the way of employment, or how to live a more authentic life...this is the book. It is challenging and inspiring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2000

    callings

    Straight from the heart, inspirational, Mr Levoy has a wicked sense of humor about himself and the world. Found myself reflecting on many of his chapters. Sophisticated and personal writing. Great stories both true and mythological re: callings. A blueprint of the soul's yearnings.

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