…The mind is broken by the thousand calling voices it is always too late to answer, and that is why it yearns for some hard task, lifelong, longer than life, to concentrate it and to make it whole. (Wendell Berry, “This Day”, 1987: I)   In ‘Without weapon or tool‘, I wrote about ‘calling’ and ‘purpose’ as the two factors that define our distinctive ‘work’. Instead of being consumed with our role and the activities that describe it (the ‘thousand calling voices’), we can connect deeply with our work as something distinctively personal and purposeful.   There is a downside to this: our culture constantly pushes any personal thing to an individualist expression. This becomes all about MY calling, MY work, MY purpose in…

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