“Identify Your Calling” recognizes the entitlement of every human being. Some human beings respond to their calling consciously while others do it unwittingly. This book does not deal with a secret or anything of that sort. This book prods you in the direction of identifying your calling in a conscious manner. Overall, it simply means only one thing. You can live your life in a different way than the one you are living it right now.
There is no need of any secret, key, ritual or guru for living your life, unless you desire to use any of these things as part of your calling. More than two thousand years ago one great man called out loudly “what you resist, persists”, opening the door and pointing to the great open secret. That call was for you to identify your calling. It was mistaken to be a key. It was not. It was pure recognition of the process of realization and telling you to live your life in the real sense. This recognition, if heeded to, manifests in a process called as waking life.
The way our life is arranged in the current time, one is continuously driven to his calling through dubious looking means creating a clutter in the mind. These means manifest themselves in many forms. Those can be labeled as a secret, key, ritual, guru etc. There is a huge maze of so called solutions. They are all like boats. They all have their own use. It is not a big secret to point out that the boat is not your destination. The boat is a means to the destination. However, it is a huge secret to point out to you that you are not consciously aware. Being consciously aware, means that you are capable enough to recognize the purpose of the boat rather than taking it for granted as a destination. Avoiding these boats is not going to solve the problem. The only way to overcome them is to use them with a clear cut understanding that they are the necessary hurdles (not help!) on the way of realization. Without using and overcoming them realization will remain a pipe dream.
This book describes two simple models which go a long way in explaining many conundrums you have to deal with in your day to day life. The mind will reject these simple models immediately without giving any consideration, because they are too simple for the mind to accept. One of the reasons for rejection is that the models described here are not capable of creating any new problems for the mind to solve. The rejection is not accidental. It is the habit of the mind.