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Knowing what a call is, that we have a calling if we rely on our beliefs and not the culture surrounding us, and how to respond to the calls of the lives we find ourselves living, matching them to our penchant for head or heart, or internal or external work—these were the basic lessons of this part of the book.

The called life is not an easier life than other kinds, only a better one. It is better because attempting to do what we are meant for brings the internal joy that can come with commitments that are larger than the confines of our space-bound, time-bound existence. A commitment to a call is not a guarantee of success in the usual way the term is used, as in a career, but it is a guarantee of the success of the self as ...

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