Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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People who tend to flourish throughout their lives score high in novelty-seeking. Here's the connection between the exploratory urge and vitality.
Here are some questions to help you discover where passion and vitality appear in your life—and where they disappear—so you can know what your life-force wants from you.
One of the dangers in trying to figure out your calls is over-analyzing them. Here's the trick to avoiding that impulse.
A primer on the art of discernment—knowing what your calls are, whether you're ready or not, and how to respond.
Synchronicities—meaningful coincidences—are homing beacons that tell you you're on the right path; winks and nods from the universe. Here's how to understand them.
Without questioning there’s no discovery. Here are 37 questions that can help you discover your callings.
You alone are called, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all by yourself. Here's are 3 powerful communal tools to help you clarify your callings and passions
Here are some of the most inspiring and entertaining quotes about finding and following a calling
It’s often in silence that you figure out what you have to say to the world, get a bead on your passions and the source of those passions.
The purpose of wakeup calls is to awaken you to something you're ignoring. Here's how to make the most of them.
Some beautiful and compelling songs about the fine and fearsome art of following our callings.
Here are some practical tips for designing spiritual journeys—whether retreats, pilgrimages, or vision quests.
Questioning is at the heart of spiritual journeying, of leaving home for a time to seek answers to your burning questions. Here’s an argument in favor of taking up your bedroll.
Passion comes from a word meaning "to suffer," and compassion means shared suffering. As with last month’s post, this month's features a second story about the power of com-passion
Passion means "to suffer," and compassion means shared suffering. This story explores what's at the heart of compassion, and asks what we're willing to pay for it.
Vision Quests are for anyone seeking initiation into a larger life. Here's the Letter of Intent I was instructed to write about why I signed up for one in Death Valley in February.
Here are a handful of mini-reviews of some of my favorite reads—both fiction and nonfiction—about the passionate life.
Between an ending (of a job, a relationship, a mindset) and a new beginning is a phase called the neutral zone. Here's why it's so important not to skip it.
Living a passionate life requires the ability to manage the tension between two seemingly contrary ideas or impulses. Here's how.
A story about about getting out of your own way and confronting the deals you've made to keep yourself safe—in order to live out loud!
Resistance to your passions and callings may be a good omen. Why?
To sacrifice means to “to make sacred,” and it's about liberation, not defeat. Here's how to reframe sacrifice so it serves your growth and unfolding.
Passions become needs, and if they're not met they become symptoms. Here's how to use those symptoms to unearth your passions, and use pain to evoke growth
Our lives are constantly sending us signals telling us how to stay true to True North. Here’s how to hear them, and how to make the most of them.
A meditation on working and on knowing when to say “Enough is enough!”
'Occupation' refers to both work and to being 'taken over.' Here's how to know when one turns into the other, and the imperative of knowing when to knock off.
Dreaming is ultimately about waking up. Here's a primer on how to make the most of them for passion and personal growth.
Death-awareness can help you live to the fullest. Here are a dozen forms of mortality meditations.
A collection of beautiful and evocative songs about passion in all its guises
Looked at rightly, the fact of your own mortality can be a blessing not a curse. Here are 5 benefits of understanding you have a use-by date.
Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin) and Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life (Random House).