Post Category: Thoughts from the Seton Cove

Why the term willpower should be avoided at all costs

“Willpower acts in a similar manner to a muscle: It can be depleted after mental exertion, it can be strengthened, and it can be fueled.” In a 2016 article Dr. Vic Strecher talked about the dangers of misusing the concept of willpower.  When Strecher began his…
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Matthew 25:35-36 – I Am with You

…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you…
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Part 1: Does Your Work Feel Sacred? If not, this might be the reason

by Daniel Hope Have you ever found yourself completely “in the zone” when working on a project?  That blissful state where time seems to stand still and all other worries are temporarily forgotten.  This is the state of mind the Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi famously coined as Flow,…
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Take Your Time

People are eating dinner on the other side of the mesh curtain. They have paid a premium; we aren’t allowed to disturb them by visiting the front facilities. Through the grey scrim I see rolls and butter and now some sort…
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The Blessing of Kindness

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you are already in heaven.                                                                                                Jack KerouacThe Dalai Lama famously said, "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."  In her poem "In the Storm," Mary Oliver suggests that kindness is a miracle. The Gospels of the New Testament make it clear that loving-kindness [...]
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Be Still and Love

Sitting still is a way of falling in love with the world and everything in it; I’d seldom thought of it like that                                                        Pico IyerYears ago I heard the poet, David Whyte, say: “When you race through life at one hundred miles an hour, the only things you notice are whatever else is going that [...]
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