Every day we make decisions that shape our destiny. Think about it, when we look back at the last 10 years of our lives, we would probably see real TURNING POINTS. We have made life-changing, destiny-altering decisions; decisions that are so important that if we had made a completely different one, our lives would have been completely different. I have about a couple of that.
Making decisions--the life-changing kind--is one of the hardest things to do. It is never easy to make changes in your life. As humans, we have the capacity to make do, to adapt, to get used to things. And according to Newton’s Law of Inertia, any change in life needs more energy and force than just … Continue reading Stretch Before You Leap
by Eric Santillan We can live life generally in two ways. One way is to live life without asking any questions-- to just go through every day as if there is nothing more significant than what we do, how we are, where we are. We can live life like it does not affect us, like … Continue reading Shake Your Soul
by Eric Santillan Happiness and peace comes from doing the things you love to do. We all know that. But not everyone has the privilege of doing it. The things we have to do have a nasty way of catching up and taking over our lives and eating up not just our time and energy, … Continue reading The Things You Have to Do To Do the Things You Love to Do
I know that we've talked about discernment as making spiritual (i.e. prayer-led) decisions in your life. I'd like us to take a step back and reflect on a more inclusive-and basic and foundational-- understanding of discernment. Discernment is not just about making particular life-changing decisions in our lives. Discernment is about choosing God, despite the … Continue reading Discernment is Finding God in All Things
Today we learn from the great master of decision making, Ignatius of Loyola. He talks about 3 different situations that we experience when we are making a decision. Decisions are made in these three instances. When we have the luxury of time, then we wait for things to settle down and make the decision with … Continue reading #182: Three Circumstances for Making a Decision
Ever wondered why you are somehow good with numbers but not with words? Or you seem to have no patience with generalities but always have an eye for details? Or you get restless working behind a desk and always seem “on the go”? Or you get tired more quickly with theories and get all excited … Continue reading Making Your Passion Your Mission
by Eric Santillan One of the most iconic stories of the bible is that of the Prodigal Son. I've written a poem from the perspective of the younger son before. This is a reflection on the story from the perspective of the Elder Son, the one who stayed behind to be his father's heir. May … Continue reading The Son Who Stayed