Today, I wanted to share a beautiful poem by Bahá’u’lláh’
founder of the Bahai faith. Born in 1817 to a prominent family in Iran,
he was banished into exile for forty years because of his teachings.
Eventually, this took Him to the Holy Land. It was there that He passed away in 1892.
Can you imagine that he advocated equal rights for women back then? It didn’t catch on!
“Soon will your swiftly, passing days be over,
And the fame and riches, comforts and joys,
provided by this world will be gone, gone, gone.
Be loving fathers to the orphans
and a refuge to the helpless
and a treasury to the poor
and a cure to the ailing.
Be ye sincerely kind, be the Lord’s mercy to Man
For Love is Light, Love is Light, Love is Light.
Show ye this way to the people, for Love is Light.”
Bahá’u’lláh’ 1817 – 1892
Do you think it might be that if we trusted our natural impulses instead of ‘second guessing’ everything we do with our intellect, we might find ourselves closer to our true natures? I think it’s a terrifying thought for many to just ‘do what we want’ naturally, because we’re restricted in so many ways by our individual (and collective) religious and cultural upbringing. And yet, our natural impulses are sign posts towards the ‘shape’ of our individual lives as they were meant to be. It might be an interesting exercise to ‘think impulsively’ for just one day to see what comes up as a result? Regardless, I do think most would agree “reason and spontaneity are poor bed fellows”. xxx :)))
And so after 35 years of rumination and five years of contemplation, my book ‘The Cranky Guru-Adventures in Metaphysics’ is now birthed! Please feel free to purchase it through Berkelouw Books Paddington (and soon in their other stores) Lane Cove Books in Lane Cove and right here!You can purchase directly from The Cranky Guru, or go online via Kobo and in the next day or so ibooks, Itunes,Amazon and many others.
Thank you all so much for your support. Love and Light. xxxx