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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 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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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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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.

About 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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Tanis Coralee Leonhardi
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What is your heartcall?
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2020
Maybe you just love rocks (like me!) or maybe your heart calls out to something that in today’s world just doesn’t seem feasible. I liked this book as it provides some clarity on if you are just doing what others want you to do or if you are following your true callings. A... See more
Maybe you just love rocks (like me!) or maybe your heart calls out to something that in today’s world just doesn’t seem feasible. I liked this book as it provides some clarity on if you are just doing what others want you to do or if you are following your true callings. A good read if your feel you are at a crossroads and need some clarity on how to proceed and what to pursue that stays true to you. After all maybe those rocks calling prevent the next mass extinction (that falls in the wheelehouse of geology) or you tell the story of how the mountain next to the home you were raised in was formed and the minerals and Earth processes that made it what we see and experience today.
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byondmyrs
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Levoy is a brilliant writer with a worthy cause -- our fulfillment!
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
I was assigned this book by one of my favorite professors in graduate school for counseling psychology, and as an incredibly nit-picky reader I was astounded by the quality of Levoy''s writing. Through his rich case examples and deeply heartfelt storytelling, he takes us on... See more
I was assigned this book by one of my favorite professors in graduate school for counseling psychology, and as an incredibly nit-picky reader I was astounded by the quality of Levoy''s writing. Through his rich case examples and deeply heartfelt storytelling, he takes us on several people''s journeys with the ultimate purpose of supporting the exploration of our own paths. Rather than trying to sell us on a particular method or espouse a singular approach, Levoy deftly hints at the treasures we can unfold in cultivating awareness of our most transcendent capabilities and wishes.
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Stunning
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017
This book is stunning. I loved the mix of mythology, symbolism, and real-life stories which are used to explain each point. The author really offers a unique and rare perspective on the subject of callings. There is so much in this book it''s almost a little overwhelming - I... See more
This book is stunning. I loved the mix of mythology, symbolism, and real-life stories which are used to explain each point. The author really offers a unique and rare perspective on the subject of callings. There is so much in this book it''s almost a little overwhelming - I was completely hooked once I got started reading it, yet I would need to set it down frequently in order to ponder and digest the content. This is a book for people at a crossroads, and for people who feel like they have been sleep-walking through life and would like to awaken. I particularly liked the section addressing the shadow side of callings - the sense of ambivalence or even self-sabotage and how to be aware of it.
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Dogearred Bookmarker
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There was even a good and honest chapter about refusing a calling
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2015
Let me begin by saying that I think this is the first book I''ve read that has more dogearred pages than pages without turned down corners. The book is well organized, very well written, loaded with soul and spirit-opening material, juicy quotes, enlightening stories that... See more
Let me begin by saying that I think this is the first book I''ve read that has more dogearred pages than pages without turned down corners. The book is well organized, very well written, loaded with soul and spirit-opening material, juicy quotes, enlightening stories that don''t always end the way you expect and tempered with warnings about the hard work and failures that answering a call entails. There was even a good and honest chapter about refusing a calling. I was struck by a list of contact information for many of the people whose stories appear in the book. There is an extensive bibliography. I wish there had been an index though that would have been a tough task in a book of this nature. I know what I am giving my friends at the Adoration Chapel this Christmas and other friends who share a spiritual nature.
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Ernest
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The book matters so much to me and its open guide to finding and following your next calling that I not only recommend the book
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life ranks in the top ten of books I have read over a scholarly lifetime. I welcome the collection of callings literature from Holy Scripture, world literature, and beyond. I join in the struggle of the people Gregg talks... See more
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life ranks in the top ten of books I have read over a scholarly lifetime. I welcome the collection of callings literature from Holy Scripture, world literature, and beyond. I join in the struggle of the people Gregg talks about, especially when their journey causes them to leave their family and start a new life. The book matters so much to me and its open guide to finding and following your next calling that I not only recommend the book often, I also buy copies to give away to people I encounter, friends who need an authentic GPS for callings that can take them where they are yearning deep down to go. Thanks, Gregg!
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Picky Chicky
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Not sure on this book
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
This author must be a bore at dinner parties. He loves to hear himself talk. I have picked it up numerous times because his message is probably a good one but he needs to be edited. Seriously edited...
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katz01
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Not what it’s advertised to be
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2019
Difficult read, not impressed with every other sentence with a big word I have to look up to see what he means. Talks in circles and never really says anything. I was on a quest to get some definitive guidance and did not find it here. Boring, lost interest before 1/2... See more
Difficult read, not impressed with every other sentence with a big word I have to look up to see what he means. Talks in circles and never really says anything. I was on a quest to get some definitive guidance and did not find it here. Boring, lost interest before 1/2 through book. Tried picking out chapter titles that sounded interesting just to finish it but it never got better. Gave up.
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Your guide to living life extraordinarily.
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2018
This is the complete manual for exploring your calling(s). Written in a very engaging style with numerous compelling stories and anecdotes, although not an easy read due to the subject matter, it goes very quickly. So much of what Gregg puts forth in this book is derived... See more
This is the complete manual for exploring your calling(s). Written in a very engaging style with numerous compelling stories and anecdotes, although not an easy read due to the subject matter, it goes very quickly. So much of what Gregg puts forth in this book is derived from first-hand experience, which makes it especially valuable; and he sprinkles his writings with philosophical tidbits. It’s like mining silver and finding that it’s laced with gold nuggets.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 30, 2017
Wonderful, poetic book that I would recommend that everyone read in their lifetime.
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Beth
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Started great! Read it for a long time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2015
Started great! Read it for a long time...but 3/4 way through it seemed to become very fluffy/spiritual/religious...never finished it because it lost me!
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Wonderful Book. Great service.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2016
Love this book. A treasure. Great service.
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