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Productive Rest?:  Relaxation and the Power of Purpose

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Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2, 12-2pm in Nanticoke Room, Stamp Union.
As always, lunch will be provided!
How do you rest?
Do you consciously think about rest and relaxation?
For so many of us, we only passively engage in rest.  We watch netflix or lounge around.  How can we still do these things, but do them in a way that enriches our souls?
For those who are religious, let’s ask how we engage with the idea of sabbath time?
For those who are spiritual or have secular perspectives, how do we think about rest as important to our work time?
Join us for a relaxing discussion about rest, Sabbath time, and how we take care of ourselves as spiritual being.

4/25 L3: Power of Purpose: Making Difficult, Important Decisions

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Meeting tomorrowWednesday, April 25, 12 – 2 pm in Nanticoke Room, Union,
lunch is provided!
Do you have to make an important decision or choice?
When we are in the process of making our decisions, often we are
pressured or influenced by cultural norms more than we think we are.
It’s like we are gold fish swimming around in a little fish bowl, forgetting
there is a whole ocean out there!
Some of our cultural norms are:
Will my choice lead to success?
Will I gain status and privilege?
Will it bring happiness?
Is this what most people would decide to do?
Will it help me gain friends or popularity?
Other spiritual/religious/or secular perspectives can encourage us to consider:
What is the most loving choice for me? For others?
Will this decision do the least harm?
Does this choice reflect my deepest spiritual or secular values?
    If so which values?
Am I called to be brave and stand alone, or with a particular community?
Come for an exciting discussion about making choices and learning to
be conscious about what is truly influencing us in reaching our important decisions.