Elizabeth Gilbert says the meaning of life comes down to four everyday words.

Life guru Elizabeth Gilbert says people often ask her for help with the age-old question, “What am I doing with my life?”

In a Facebook post, the author – best known for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love – says the answer boils down to the differences between four very important words: hobby, job, career and vocation.

And Liz Gilbert knows a bit about all four things.

Her explanation of the importance of these terms is rather lengthy, but thought-provoking. And it’s all about finding your passion.

Thanks, Liz.

We’re off to find our vocations. BRB.

Want more of Liz? Listen to her chat with Mia Freedman about embracing creativity without quitting your day job: