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The Art of Devotion

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Devotion is an often misunderstood word and concept. Most people think of it in a religious way, as in being devoted to some sort of deity. Or they think of being devoted to a spouse/lover/family. Or quite often, being devoted to a sports team, as in being a devoted follower. But devotion is actually different from that.



The word devotion comes from the Latin, devotus, which means to vow, or consecrate. 

vow
vou/ noun 1. a solemn promise.
a set of promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career. verb 1. solemnly promise to do a specified thing.
2. archaic dedicate to someone or something, especially a deity.
con·se·crate
ˈkänsəˌkrāt/ verb make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose.
Be Devoted

How many of us are really devoted to our sound practice? It's often easy to look at instruments like Gongs, Bowls, and Bells and think, “There's really not much to them.…