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“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exists, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.”

Francis P. Church

“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Is the opening phrase of one of the most famous editorials written for The New York Sun answering a 8 year-old’s question Is there a Santa Clause. The editorial served then as it does today as a reminder that the real and enduring things in the world are those that we cannot necessarily see, but which we experience. Devotion is something that we cannot see, but experience the results of. It is a practice of ardently, often selflessly, giving time and attention to a person or a principle. If in your daily routine you give attention to a pet or a plant or a person, over time a natural love will arise for the object of your attention. If you apply the same practice of giving attention in your daily routine to the Presence, in whatever way that makes sense to you, over time a natural love will arise that is called devotion. And it does exist.

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