An old fashioned liberal arts university education was largely based around teaching students to think for themselves. These days, it’s even more important with fake news, fake anything on the internet, and leaders that blatantly lie to us. The Baha’i Faith strongly encourages people to think for themselves, and to
“Bahá’u’lláh has stated quite clearly in His Writings the essential requisites for our spiritual growth, and these are stressed again and again by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in His talks and Tablets. One can summarize them briefly in this way: The recital each day of one of the Obligatory Prayers with pure-hearted devotion.
Besides the first four steps of the Anonymous 12 step programs, the one idea of the 12-step program I find most helpful is living one day at a time. This is not a new idea, as both Jesus said this (Matthew 6:34) and Dale Carnegie wrote about it in the
During a period of realizing Baha’is around my age had a very different idea of what the Baha’i Faith is all about and also realizing that many of the things I expected to see in my life and in other Baha’is and the Baha’i community weren’t materializing, I started to
I found out several decades ago, that reviewing parts I picked out from the Synopsis and Codification of the Kitabi-Aqdas (before the Kitabi-Aqdas was published in English) helped to center me and focus my energy. I like to say this in the morning to prepare myself for the day. I
Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Bible, Matthew 6:34, King James 21 Version. Emotions Anonymous: Just For Today Just for today I will try to live through this day only,
Emotions Anonymous 12 Slogans Let go and let God. You are not alone. One day at a time. Live and let live. First things first. Look for the good. By the grace of God. Know yourself – be honest. This too shall pass. I need people. Keep it simple. I