If jobs were pointless…can you say, “meow?”

If jobs were pointless, what would you do? The question seems a little absurd, but the rapidly advancing capabilities of AI would seem to indicate that it is a very real, and not too distant, possibility. How would you occupy your time creatively? What would motivate you if working for a living we’re not longer …

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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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Rhythms of Life

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 If you’ve lived for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed that it is said that “timing is everything” for a good reason. Everything works out in a cycle. Those cycles are partly under our control, …

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Doing to the Purpose

“If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough. Let us then be up and doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.”--Benjamin …

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A Sense of your Soul

Your soul is the constellation of your being, of your true inner identity. Its peculiar pattern of organization is the result of both inner and outer factors, or put in other terms, of things heavenly and earthly. The colors, shapes, shadings, and textures of your soul are unique to you. You are an individual for …

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