Posts made in October, 2017

The Meditating Pastor Part 1

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The Meditating Pastor Part 1

We all have that “inner narrator” in our head that starts blabbing the second we wake up to the minute we go to bed. Your inner narrator may even, as you read this, be going on about how you need to be doing this and that and not reading a blog post about meditation, because meditation is a bunch of hoo-ha. Now, when we talk about an inner narrator, we are not talking about “hearing voices,” we mean simply that boring commentator that keeps a running, judgmental monologue going in your head from sun up to sundown. For most of us that voice is a total jerk who seems to want only our...

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Quiz: Are You a Burnout Threat?

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Quiz: Are You a Burnout Threat?

Kurt Cobain famously quoted Neil Young’s song “Hey, Hey, My, My” when he declared in his final words that “It is better to burn out than fade away.” Although both artists hold considerable cultural and artistic caché, is the above statement true? Whether we consciously have considered the statement or not, most of us probably live like it’s true: we want to push the throttle of every day to the maximum speed available and we feel weird when lay down to sleep after a day where we didn’t go full speed. While achievement and working hard can be a very good thing, we can have...

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Is Doing Nothing Restful?

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Is Doing Nothing Restful?

After a long week of meetings, deadlines, relational gymnastics, improvisational managerial parkour, and other assorted to-do’s it just feels right to want to completely unplug and shut down. The logic holds that if a car’s gas tank is empty it is just going to sit where it lies. And why would humans be any different? The fact of the matter is that we humans are finite and tiredness, even exhaustion, is normal (for lots of reasons) at the end of a week. Needing to rest and recharge is to be expected. This can be a hard reality to accept in the achievement culture we live in. Human...

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