Let Your Life Speak Book Review

Posted: July 1, 2011 by Todd in Books, Justice
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Last month for the last book of my JustFaith class, I read Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.  The book came at a good time for me in my life as I was pondering vocation and two or three different potential futures.  The big take away from the book for me was this: the work that I do should arise naturally from my heart.  It shouldn’t necessarily be what I think I should do according to what the world needs, but rather what I have internally to offer and have interest in.  Things are more sustainable and meaningful this way.  As one who is interested in matters of social justice, the needs and shoulds of the world are constant and insatiable.  I often spend my time and energy on everything that comes my way that has to do with social justice, but I don’t often feel alignment in my heart for the work.  Yet, with much of it I do.  After reading Palmer, I’m going to be listening more to my inner intuition and passion and tailoring my
work around that to the extent that I’m able.

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