Sunday, June 8, 2008

Introduction to Journeys of Purpose

Journeys of Purpose

An Ontology of Spirituality Through Work
in Memory, Imagination, and Authenticity

Introduction

“God is love, and anyone who lives in love is living with God
and God is living in that person.”
1 John 4:16 (In Benedict 2005: 1)

Stories inspire, ignite imagination, and inform. They do so by being rooted in reality and yet bounded by infinite possibilities. They resonate with the experiences of others and at the same time go beyond the limits of any one person’s experiences so that what can be imagined merges with that which can be achieved. The power of stories to transform lives in meaningful ways intrigued me and ignited my interest in exploring the stories of ten individuals who sought spiritual meaning in their own work. These individuals understand themselves as being created with a unique purpose and believe that they are charged with discerning that purpose in order to manifest it. They have used those beliefs to inform their journeys of discovery, which have revealed elements of that purpose and provided clear indication that their discernment processes will be ongoing as their purpose evolves to match the ever changing needs of the world. Click here to continue