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
Names of God The rationale behind these ideas is from the short healing prayer phrase “Thy Name is my healing”. Below is a link to a file with quite a few names of God taken from the writings and prayers: https://bahai-library.com/takkenberg_names_god I use the names of God in the following
I have struggled with making decisions in the past. I bought a few books on it, and had some success with that. Because of the complexity of life these days, and that I don’t know everything and can’t predict the future, I have turned to prayer for assistance in making
“… we must not allow ourselves to forget the continuing, appalling burden of suffering under which millions of human beings are always groaning—a burden which they have borne for century upon century and which it is the mission of Bahá’u’lláh to lift at last. The principal cause of this suffering,
“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 wasn’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 http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_synopsis_codification (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.
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,