How do we attend to our purpose while holding the humility that we do not create it?

This is a real dilemma. How do we attend to our purpose while holding the humility that we do not create it? Once we catch a glimmer of what it might be, how do we avoid taking over as creator? It gets even more complicated. How do we avoid getting ego-seduced by the specific manifestation of our gifts? Is it possible to live in the humility of knowing that our purpose, as clearly as we self-define it, is but “a husk of meaning”? The task is really to become superb listeners. Heidegger wrote that waiting, listening, was the most profound way to serve God.

Margaret Wheatley

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