Below is a definition of profession—# 1 is the common definition.
The #2 definition I find interesting. What have I been professing? What have been I standing for? Am I doing it successfully? How can I do it more successfully? What more do I want to profess that I’ve been holding back? What is the longing of my soul, body and mind to profess? And how can I best do it starting on January 1?
- 1.a paid occupation, especially one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification:”his chosen profession of teaching”synonymscareer, occupation, calling, vocation, line of work, … more
- 2.an act of declaring that one has a particular feeling or quality, especially when this is not the case:”his profession of delight rang hollow”synonymsdeclaration, affirmation, statement, announcement, proclamation, … more
Through the years I’ve met people who cried and pleaded and said, “Help me. I know I came here (to this life experience) to do something. What is it? Usually our destiny is the longing of the heart and the gift that comes from meeting the hardest lesson in the life. Here are three examples:
The shock of having a job destructive to the environment and the soul struggle that happens because of that turns into fighting for the environment.
The lessons of being a timid yes girl to Daddy and then a dominant husband when wrestled with turns into being an equal partner plus a coach to help women and men handle the big daddies of life.
The horror of being raised in a family of childish communicators when faced square on, turns into a profession of marriage counseling and teaching healthy communication. (Yes, that is my story.)
If you haven’t done so already—claim your hardest lesson. When you confront your most difficult life’s lesson and conquer it, you’ll find your life’s mission. Making Super-Aging a joy. Have you accepted your mission?