Devotion is commitment to something we care about deeply. It is a passionate focus on our life’s purpose. It is a wholehearted service to an endeavor that we love. Devotion to those we love is a promise kept in daily ways to care for one another always. Discernment is the first step in discovering what is worthy of our devotion. What is my “yes”? What calls to me so strongly that I cannot resist, knowing that it is truly mine to do? When we are devoted, we give all we have and all that we are. Devotion is our true wealth.
In Family Life
The virtue of devotion within a family is exemplified by the unwavering commitment and selflessness each member shows towards one another. It manifests through genuine care, active listening, and consistent support in good and bad times. A devoted family member prioritizes the well-being and happiness of their loved ones, willingly making sacrifices to ensure their needs are met.
This devotion is demonstrated through acts of kindness, spending quality time together, and fostering an environment of trust and open communication. Such a family embodies a deep sense of belonging, where each member feels valued and cherished, fostering an unbreakable bond that stands as a testament to the strength of their devotion.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
— Jalal’u’din Rumi
The Practice of Devotion
- I discern the purpose to which life calls me.
- I work from the fullness of my heart.
- I do what I love and love what I do.
- I keep faith with my commitments every day.
- I say yes to my true calling.
- I am willing to give my all to what I care about.