Falling Asleep in Relation to Higher Purpose

“The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.” ~ Marc Chagall There is a tremendously …

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Lofty Duties

“Time Misspent” by Sir Aubrey de Vere (Hunt and Lee, comps. The Book of the Sonnet, 1867) There is no remedy for time misspent;No healing for the waste of idleness,Whose very languor is a punishmentHeavier than active souls can feel or guess.O hours of indolence and discontent,Not now to be redeemed! ye sting not less,Because …

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Fidelity to a Worthy Purpose

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." - Helen Keller There are a great many purposes to which you can dedicate your life. Some purposes will prove to broaden the scope of human achievement while others will bring …

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I Wonder, Why?

When was the last time you experienced wonderment? If the answer doesn't come immediately to mind, I highly recommend that you create the space and time to reflect on this question. Pause and ask yourself, "When was the last time I experienced wonderment--a state of awed admiration or respect for someone or something?" When you …

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A purpose for being.

“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”—Revelation 18:7 We cannot begin to understand our own purpose without understanding something of the purpose of humanity.  Where do we …

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Sense of Self: How to Excel in Business and in Life

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman How much of what you do, would you say is ego driven? One indicator of this is whether you await or actively seek the approbation of others when you accomplish things and then don’t feel …

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Meaning and Purpose

Meaning and purpose are not isolated, segregated things. Your meaning and purpose relates to my meaning and purpose and vice versa. No man’s meaning and purpose is isolated unto himself. Moreover, all meaning and purpose rolls up to one central pattern. There is oneness in meaning and purpose, but not sameness. Like snowflakes, no two …

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Human Suffering

Suffering is not necessary, but it is a fact of life these days. We as a race have accumulated hundreds if not thousands of years of dysfunction, which is caused by living based on the judgment of surface appearances rather than living according to the underlying reality of being. That disconnect is the root of …

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