Throughout our lives, the challenge is to express ourselves fully and to become all we were meant to be. In this book, David Spangler looks at his own life and finds evidence of this ongoing process. He left college and became "an itinerant, freelance mystic." For three years he did readings of people and for three years he served as co-director of Findhorn, a New Age community in Scotland. For Spangler the primal call is to respond to the love that created us.

While many still think of a calling as divine guidance to a specific kind of work, the author believes that we have large and small callings throughout our lives. He also believes that these promptings are sacred when they draw out our creativity, connect us with the earth, and challenge us to serve others in community. Spangler pinpoints the spiritual practices of silence and attention as gateways to a deeper appreciation of the calls which animate our lives.