A Man Falls Into A Hole....
A man fell into a hole and couldn’t get out. A doctor walked by and the man yelled up, “Can you help me? I can’t get out!”
The doctor wrote a prescription, threw it down into the hole, and walked away.
A priest walked by, and the man yelled up, “Help! I’ve fallen into a hole, and can’t get out.
The priest wrote a prayer on a piece of paper, threw it down to the man, and walked on.
Soon the man’s friend walked by. “Hey, friend! I’ve fallen into this hole and can’t get out. Can you help me?”
The friend said, “Sure” and jumped into the hole with his friend.
The man said, “Are you crazy? Now we’re both stuck in this hole!”
But his friend said, “No, see, I’ve been in this hole before, and I know how to get out.”
There are millions of books, podcasts, and blog posts about 'finding your true calling'. It's made out to be this Quixotic quest, something that should consume your life and occupy every waking thought until you find it.
That's not the case.
Searching for your true calling that way often leads you to doing what you believe you "should" be doing. Instead of being your authentic self, you find yourself forcing yourself to fit within a proscribed box dictated by culture and society.
Instead, your calling is that thing that tickles the back of your head. That passion project that brings you joy. That 'spiritual practice' of sorts that tunes you into something greater than yourself.
Your calling is to be the friend who jumps in the hole.