Below the trees and flowers a turquoise sea surrounds the small brown and green island. People cross by a delicate taut rope-bridge and explore the tiny, white fisherman's cottage that nestles in the only sunny alcove. The fisherman's olive green boat floats undisturbed at the foot of the cottage cleft. Shadows from surrounding cliffs cast dark patches on turquoise water. Beyond the shadows vast ocean reaches to the horizon.
Your Calling Opens Your Potential
To have a life with real potential is to have a life with limitless horizons. Many of us seem resigned to the confined, the mediocre and the mundane. Our life resembles a small garden, with a few attractive seats and some pretty flowers. Outside this garden little is known. There may be the odd visit to another garden, with its attractive seats and flowers, forming a highlight in this drudgery of an existence we call life, but the great wide vistas and the distant horizons where discoveries take place are never explored. We are too frightened of leaving the tried and tested, so we opt to live out our life in this confined little space. But does life have to be like that? Is it possible to share more openly? Is it possible to reach new and unexplored horizons? Is it possible to discover the meaning of life? Is it possible to realise our potential?
To many, such questions are irritating. But such questions persist and if I try and push them away they only persist more strongly. These questions exist not just to irritate me, but also to encourage me to meet the challenge of life, to grow and to become more than I already am. These questions are the very life-blood of the inner call. When I am called forward, it is because I am called to find the answers to these questions, not in dry intellectual argument, but by the recasting and reforming of my character, through offering my life in service, by loving more and more people and loving them more and more intensely.
If your responsibilities are keeping you from exploring your calling, try having the courage to hold on to your dreams. By attending to your duties with love and devotion you are developing a deep and powerful patience. If you wish, while attending to your duties you could ask inner guidance to suggest a few small steps in the direction you eventually wish to travel. You may be able to take one or two of these small steps in the direction of your goal. As your responsibilities diminish you can add more steps. Then when you have more freedom to act, the patience you have gained will be very helpful in fulfilling your dreams.
A life with potential is a passionate life full of purpose and meaning, a life where we really care. If ever there was a time when the world needed people to live such a life it is now. So why not seize the moment. Listen. The inner call is calling us forward to love and to care. What is your calling? Why not follow it? It is by following our guidance, the radiant swan within, that we are empowered to realise our potential.
I want to share more openly.
I want to know the unexplored horizon.
I want to realise the meaning of life.
There are answers.
I listen within.
I discover the first step I need to take on my journey.
I take that step and begin to explore my potential.