The Business of Belief

Tom Asacker
Insights and inspiration from Tom Asacker.
Created 24 Mar 2020
  • 👀 What are you looking for?
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    “The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust 🍁 Reflections Here’s an oldie that always comes to mind this stunningly beautiful time ...
  • The value of worry.
    01 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere” ~ Erma Bombeck I appreciate having something to do, but rocking in a chair doesn’t really cut it for me (at le...
  • The folly of our preferences.
    01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    “It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti Stuart Russell is a world-renowned computer scientist. He literally wrote the book on artificial inte...
  • True independence.
    01 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    “Freedom lies in being bold.” ~ Robert Frost Years ago, the great American mythologist Joseph Campbell told a powerful story to Bill Moyers while filming the PBS documentary, The Power of Myth. Campbe...
  • Embrace the fog of uncertainty.
    01 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    “All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities.” ~ John O'Donohue The great Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle once wrote, “...
  • Throw your cup away.
    01 May 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    “I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.” ~ Diogenes I once read a story about a Chinese poet, who asked a Zen master to describe the teachings of Buddha. The mas...
  • Stop pushing water.
    01 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” ~ Socrates Bill pointed toward the ocean. “Do you see that canal that Annie has built in the sand?” Gayle nodded. “Go see if you can push the wa...
  • Authenticity.
    01 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    “Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” ~ Eckhart Tolle Hi all, Two contrasting pieces of online content recently grabbed my attention and then collided in my mind. One was a ...
  • You are NOT the Average of Anything.
    01 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    “Most ‘gurus’ are just spewing bullshit and hoping that you’re a fly.” ~ Steve Maraboli Hi all, In my last email, I introduced my YouTube video series, How to Be Alive! My heartfelt thanks to you if y...
  • I recognize your face.
    01 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    “It's hard when, you're stuck upon the shelf.” ~ Eddie Vedder Happy 2021! In my last email, I said that it feels like Covid-19 has stolen a year of my life. I’ve been “stuck upon a shelf,” and I’m don...
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