Along with helping the United States win the Space Race for NASA, Katherine Johnson, physicist and mathematician also worked on the Space Shuttle program, the Earth Resources Satellite and plans for the mission to Mars.… More
“Don’t give the fact; give the feeling” – Crossing Lines
Do you walk around with a nagging suspicion that you’ve lost something? You don’t know what’s missing but you’re convinced if you find it you’ll feel better.
Newsflash, you haven’t lost anything.
You’ve left something behind; your vocation.
Did you know Merriam-Webster identifies the etymology of vocation as vocare which is Latin for CALL? Some even interpret it as a spiritual calling and yours is haunting you.
You were actively involved in some vocation, your true life’s calling and then all of a sudden it wasn’t important to you anymore and you left it undone. Now there it sits right where you left it; left in a point in time, like a lost puppy, waiting for your return.
That nagging sensation whimpering in your subconscious is your personal “unfinished business” and it has you stuck.
Like a prank call, it interrupts, preventing you from moving forward on your life’s journey. The thing is although you may have quit, your life’s calling didn’t quit you.
When you’re still, it nuzzles up right beside you whispering in your ear, “Remember me”.
Life has a funny way of showing us what is important. If it matters, it won’t leave us alone.
Does this seem familiar? Then now is the time to tie up those loose ends.
Your life is calling.
“Hidden Figures” is the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians (human computers) who were the brains behind the space race and astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 orbit. Based on the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly
Check out Shetterly talk at NASA Langley’s YouTube channel
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Zadie’s writing for our future – and I can’t wait to get there.
-Bim Adewunmi (The Guardian)