“Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.” ~Bahá’u’lláh
We must be lovers of light no matter from what lamp it appears. We must be lovers of the rose no matter in what garden it blooms. We must be seekers of truth no matter from what source it comes.
Attachment to one lamp can prevent us from appreciating the light when it shines in another. Attachment to one form or practice of religion can deprive us from understanding the truth of all religions.
We must abandon prejudice and outdated traditions if we are to succeed in finding the truth. There is a difference between dogma, superstitions, prejudice . . . and the truth. If we understand this, we will be able to see that the Divine Light of Truth shone in all Manifestations of God. The truth came from Krishna, Abraham, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Bahá’u’lláh.
In seeking the truth, we must free ourselves of all our opinions and preconceived ideas. We must give up our prejudices and trivial notions. An open receptive mind is needed. If your cup is full of self . . . there is no room in it for the water of life.
The fact that we think we are right and everyone else is wrong is the greatest obstacle in the path of unity. And unity is necessary if we are to reach the truth.
“Women and men have been and will always be equal in the sight of God.” ~Bahá’u’lláh
This is the perfect month to reply to a good friend from high school who ask me when he read my blog to not discriminate against men. The quote above is my reply. We are for the progression of humankind. W.H.A.T.!™ is from a women’s perspective . . . because we are women.
Also to respond to questions about the affirmation for the month. What characteristics make up your power? Here’s an example. As Elaine and I prepare for our book launch on Feb 16th, self-publishing took on a whole new meaning. I would have to self-publish another book to explain.
All I can say is the words that best describe our character are honesty, truthfulness, and quality. Our monthly pocket planner is color, industry standard . . . black and white. The planner is spiral bound with a purple spiral for an added touch, industry standard . . .bind. The paper is top quality heavy weight, industry standard . . . not so much. The cost is low at $9.95, industry standard . . . higher.
So as we continue on through the self-publishing process, the basic foundation of our character will not sway. We may have to make some executive decisions along the way . . . but we will stay true to service to humanity, being pure and honest in all things, and always helping to inspire others.