“I am the royal Falcon on the arm of the Almighty. I unfold the drooping wings of every broken bird and start it on its flight.” Bahá’u’lláh What If Fear Were A Door? Ten years ago I arrived in the … Continued
Song of the Sea… and the prompting of a pure heart! “I am not sure why I felt like singing this song,” she said as her sweet voice concluded the Gaelic chanting of Lisa Hannigan‘s “Song of the Sea”… “Because your heart … Continued
“And by the way, I am always at home!” – my 9 year old Sofia smiled and waved at me barefoot and relaxed on the front steps of her house while bidding me good-bye. It was the Sunday after we’d … Continued
Just as Baha’is are getting ready for the New Year while putting behind the old one with the conclusion of the Fast, Bulgarians seek each other’s forgiveness so that life’s burden being carried into the new year would be lighter.
Because forgiveness can be a serious matter, bringing some lightness — and laughter — into a day that can be potentially difficult makes sense.
A chance encounter with the kinetic sculptor Stephen Cartwright and one of his fascinating digital datascapes, made me think: what if this kinetic sculpture is a physical symbol of our pilgrimage through life with all its ups and downs — not just physical but spiritual as well. What if instead of tracking physical coordinates in relation to the Greenwich meridian, I were to track my spiritual coordinates in relation to my true self, true purpose, and ultimately, God. And what better way to start this experiment than during the Baha’i Fast — a time of spiritual recalibration.
As Juliet was eating her breakfast this morning, her sweet sister Sofia asked me “Am a Baha’i or am I a Christian or what am I?”. The gift of the Fast is that I have been feeling so serene and … Continued
O my God and my Master! Thou seest me among Thy creatures who have rebelled and transgressed against Thee. Every time I invite them unto the ocean of Thy knowledge, their repudiation of Thy Cause increaseth and their rejection of … Continued
My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart. This … Continued
Night hath succeeded day, and day hath succeeded night, and the hours and moments of your lives have come and gone, and yet none of you hath, for one instant, consented to detach himself from that which perisheth. Bestir yourselves, … Continued
“When is the best time to do things?” “Who is the most important one?” “What is the right thing to do?” These three questions posed by Leo Tolstoy in a short story published in 1885 — more than a century … Continued