Why Befriended Stranger

I am a birthday cake baker dreaming of singing spiritual songs, a bicyclist dreaming of mountain hiking, a big city dweller dreaming of having an orchard and a bee hive, a soul disguised as a man, a befriended stranger.

This blog is my humble attempt to journal through my spiritual search. As I grow through tests and difficulties, through reading and listening, I want to share my thoughts with the hope they might be of service to others. The photos used are taken by me, unless otherwise specified.

In the beginning, this blog used to be called Strannik which is a Bulgarian word loosely equivalent to a combination of Wanderer and Stranger in English. While at university, I lead a rock band was named Strannik. That band and the creativity that flew through its music was a big part of my life and my spiritual search. Nowadays, I relate to this word more closely through the following Hidden Words revealed by Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith:

O BEFRIENDED STRANGER!
The candle of thine heart is lighted by the hand of My power, quench it not with the contrary winds of self and passion. The healer of all thine ills is remembrance of Me, forget it not. Make My love thy treasure and cherish it even as thy very sight and life.

Thanks for visiting! Thanks for walking with me along the spiritual path!

Mitko

7 Responses to “Why Befriended Stranger

  • God is Most Glorious, dear Mitko.. 🙂 Where are you these days???

    with love…

  • I was participating in the Iqan class with the Wilmette Institute. I just read some of your blog which is very interesting!! Good luck with your continued journey for God!!

    Allah-u-Abha
    Josh

  • kathryn
    9 years ago

    Mitko, I believe we met on the beach in Odessa. I knew you as Dimiter/Gary. I was with a group of Baha’is visiting in Odessa. Was it ninteen years ago already? We talked about the Baha’i Faith. Before i left you gave me a cook book. After i got back to Canada we wrote each other once or twice and then lost touch . . . God willing, i have found you again!

    Kathryn

  • Enjoyed your site as I too am on a similar path! Thought you might like to check out my site at mystictracks.com and hear some of my tunes…The Reagge Project is available there as it was a Holy Year Project (1992) to “emblazon the Greatest Name” with reagge music. Tell me what you think! I hope you enjoy and much love on the Path!

    mystici9

  • Cristy Arcos
    6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, beautiful quotations, information about music, events, etc. Through your site I have learned, and accessed uplifting and wonderful music that I would not otherwise.

    There are at least two of us in Cochabamba, Bolivia who enjoy reading your blog.

    Cristy

  • Linda Leeb Duper
    2 years ago

    It was such a pleasure meeting you this past weekend! Thanks for sharing your love and prayers with all of us.

  • shahrzad
    10 months ago

    Dear Mitko, i am writing you from Vancouver, Canada.. I had a very hard day today, and in my cry for help, i searched google for ‘Getting unstuck in Baha’i Writings’, and found your website.. Read a couple of your posts and truly liked them.
    THANK YOU for sharing your experiences, insights, and the Baha’i quotes with us:-)

    Cheers,
    Shahrzad

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