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This week can we…

…speak with light and love?

…celebrate the success of another?

…earn our 10,000 hours?

…become a redemptive presence in our relationships, careers, and lives?

…ask greater questions?

…be ok with greater mystery?

…not fight the current of process?

…enjoy the process?

…love an enemy?

…forgive an enemy?

…dare to be seen?

 

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Finding The Divine in All Things with Jim Martin, SJ

Fr. James

REV. JAMES MARTIN, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America Magazine, and bestselling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Between Heaven and Mirth. Father Martin has written for many publications, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular commentator in the national and international media. He has appeared on all the major radio and television networks, as well as in venues ranging from NPR’s Fresh Air, FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor, and PBS’s NewsHour to Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, Father Martin graduated from the Wharton School of Business and worked for General Electric for six years.

In this episode, take note of the joy and delight that Father Martin navigates his days with. His inspirational story of self discovery will provide insight and clues into allowing your passions to pave the path for your story.

You can download or stream this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes and at AshtonGustafson.com.

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Creating…

…isn’t producing.

Creating is something that occurs through and on the other side of a courageous heart in action.

Creating is concocted by soul.

Creating is what happens at the intersection of serenity and self-emptying strength.

Production is a reflection of you..the resume you.

Creating is your reflection into what is and what we never dreamed could be.

Production has a period.

Creating is always followed by a comma.

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How We Connect the Dots (and how I make my notes for podcast/creative ideas)

  1.  Curiosity.
    1. This requires and open spirit that allows itself availability to come into contact that which it does not know.
    2. Here questions > answers.
  2. Interest
    1. Once interest is perked, one can start to access their vault of experiential knowledge and start to accumulate some dots for connecting with the new subject via form, fashion, feel, etc.
  3. Understanding
    1. Here the dots begin to connect.
    2. Pattern, rhyme, tempo, consistency, and predictability begin to be learned, seen, and noted.
    3. We now know what was unknown has some knowability for us…and perhaps it could teach or enlarge us.
  4. Appreciation/Reverence
    1. Here we start to freely share what we’ve learned.
    2. Enjoyment, sharing, and participation are all mirroring the awe we’ve been able to line up with these new dots.
    3. Unity > Uniformity and this reality is celebrated.
  5. Wonder-filled/Bewildered/Quickened/In Awe
    1. One now begins to take ownership with their relationship to these dots.
    2. A gratuitous spirit is now lost in the mystery, but found in the passion of the process, art, and flow these dots provide for them.
    3. The dots become metaphors across a myriad of life’s offerings.
    4. The nuance of the dots personally become known and consistently reflected on.
  6. Holiness/Beauty/Presence
    1. This is what we all want.
    2. Time stands still.
    3. Meaning has arrived.

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