What Are You Devoted To?

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In past generations, the word devotion was most commonly associated with your religious practice, how devoted you were to God. In current times, the meaning of devotion is often applied to various life practices.When examining beliefs and goals, I much prefer to ask myself, “What I am devoted to?”, rather than, “What am I committed to?” When we make commitments, they generally are created through our mind or intellect. We declare that we’re going to do or accomplish something by a certain dat … [Read more...]

Be Still and Know

(c) Carl Studna

We live in a society that constantly promotes and awards us for our various acts of doing. Outer accomplishments warrant praise. Rich insights that don’t bare the fruit of material achievement usually go unnoticed. In the workplace, most companies primarily care about the end objective; how quickly and efficiently we produce the desired results in a cost-effective way. Our training teaches us to either brainstorm with others for the answers or be a lone wolf and forge the unchartered territories … [Read more...]

Believing is Seeing

(c) Carl Studna

Have you ever noticed how we begin to see certain things around us when we place enough importance on these things? Say you buy a new car and all of a sudden, you begin seeing that model everywhere you go. It feels as if your model has miraculously reproduced all over the highway, like rabbits during mating season! Yet we know that this realistically can’t be the case.There’s a section of the brain called the reticular activating system, and its role is to alert our vision to things that … [Read more...]


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