Radiant Acquiescence

After a few peaceful months, I am facing again a war rising… So here is some food for thought — for myself and for those who care to read:

If you want to see the brave, look for those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred.
(Bhagavad Gita – Hindu scripture)

The afflictions which come to humanity sometimes tend to centre the consciousness upon the limitations, and this is a veritable prison. Release comes by making of the will a Door through which the confirmations of the Spirit come… The confirmations of the Spirit are all those powers and gifts which some are born with (and which men sometimes call genius), but for which others have to strive with infinite pains. They come to that man or woman who accepts his life with radiant acquiescence.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 120)

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