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Spiritual Intelligence and Vocation

As we learned in earlier posts, vocation is one of the twelve qualities of Spiritual Intelligence.


1. A strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation.

2. A person’s employment or main occupation, esp. regarded as particularly worthy and requiring great dedication.

The word– vocation—is derived from the word vocare, which in Latin means, “to be called”.  The original meaning of “calling” was to “take up Holy orders, or to be called by God.”

One’s vocation is not simply a job.   To be able to work in an area of calling is indeed a gift and a blessing.  Dana Zohar, author of Spiritual Capital, says the following:

“A sense of vocation is far deeper than merely having an ambition or a goal.  People who feel a sense of vocation are usually thoughtful and quite grounded.  They feel at peace with life and have a deep sense of belonging.”

Are you working with your natural talents?  Do you feel a sense of “calling”?   Do you feel that your work makes a difference?   If not, find that place where career and vocation meet and feel that great sense of belonging that you deserve.

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Judy W Bell

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