True Calling

Each person has their own vocation. The talent is the call. There is one direction in which all space is open to them. They have faculties silently inviting them tither to endless exertion. They are like a ship in a river; they run against obstructions on every side but one; on that side all obstruction is taken away, and they sweep serenely over a deepening channel into an infinite sea.

Ralph Waldo Emerson—“Spiritual Laws” (1841)