Non-attachment is an idea born out of Eastern religion based on the idea life is suffering and therefore peace/Nirvana/heaven/enlightenment is non-attachment and/or a quiet mind. While the idea itself is flawed (having a skewed view of love and desire), it can also be immensely valuable if understood correctly. If I want to learn how to…

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The service industry (retail, customer service, restaurants, etc.) is generally disliked among many of the people who work in it. According to an article on trade.gov, service jobs accounted for over 80% of the United States job market in 2009. Having looked for work in this sector this past year myself, most of the jobs…

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If you were to ask me fifteen years ago what I thought it meant to die to self, I would have answered – with severe guilt and self-doubt – it was giving up anything you enjoyed. I never followed through on that definition, mind you, but I certainly agonized over it often enough. It was a pretty…

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What is it about silence that makes people so uncomfortable?  As an introvert, I thrive on silence. Yet when I’m in a group of people or with one person and I don’t say anything (because I genuinely have nothing to say), they grow uneasy.  Or when I’m reading a book rather than socializing with people,…

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Welcome to the daily devotional we have. This is a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel…

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