True Vocation

Cheers to those who have found their “true” vocation and cheers to those who are determined not to stop until they find it.

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“A man knows he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live. Thus, if one is called to be solitary, he will stop wondering how he is to live and start living peacefully only when he is in solitude. But if one is not called to be solitary, the more he is alone the more will he worry about living and forget to live. When we are not living up to our true vocation, thought deadens our life, or substitutes itself for life, or gives in to life so that our life drowns out our thinking and stifles the voice of conscience. When we find our vocation – thought and life are one.”

–Thomas Merton, from Thoughts in Solitude

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