Tag Archive for belief

What do you believe?

question

Recently I was interviewed by a high school student for a class assignment. His topic was Religion: Creed, Community, Calling and he asked me a lot of questions pertaining to my upbringing, my exposure to religion, my parent’s views, and my own beliefs. In telling him how I’ve come to an agnostic standpoint, I realized…

I wonder…

Thinker in the group

I wonder what it’s like To believe Not question Conform Not think Be a machine Live in a box Go with the flow Do the easy thing I wonder what it would be like To go a day Or a week Without contemplating Or challenging The norm Becoming part of a group Give in To…

What does “a calling” mean anyway?

@ Crossroads

Over lunch one day a friend was telling me about Chip Conley‘s book, How Great Companies Get their Mojo from Maslow. She was impressed with his philosophy of using the model for personal success and translating that to businesses. Taking it from one individual’s “peak experiences” and applying them to corporate transformation. Part of it…

Fasting — why do you do it?

Waffles for breakfast

Note: I apologize in advance if this post offends those who believe in religious fasting. You may find yourself outraged, but please know, I am not attacking your belief system, simply stating my own. There are several reasons why people fast: spiritual, political, therapeutic. In the three decades I’ve been on this planet, I’ve mostly…

Destiny, kismet, fate

fate

As I watch Kismat Konnection at home this rainy Monday morning, I can’t help but wonder what makes us go the “kismet” route. As a kid I was always encouraged to give my best to whatever I did so that my accomplishments were as real as my hard work. Growing up, my parents and teachers…