Cutting – One Woman’s Experience - By a Reader of this Blog, Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous Right now, I am a single mom…
11 hours ago
Be not the slave of your moods, but their master. But if you are so angry, so depressed and so sore that your spirit cannot find deliverance and peace even in prayer, then quickly go and give some pleasure to someone lowly or sorrowful, or to a guilty or innocent sufferer! Sacrifice yourself, your talent, your time, your rest to another, to one who has to bear a heavier load than you.13
Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created. (Baha’u’llah, Hidden Words, Arabic 22)Talked with a nice person I met at an EFT meeting there (more about EFT and nobility later), about my goals and she recommended that I learn about Byron Katie's journey and work as well. So that is what I'm doing. I'm listening to her talks and doing a worksheet called "Judge Your Neighbor" in order to acknowledge a painful thought/idea and then learn how to 'turn it around' where you take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings.
Learning not to concern oneself with the faults of others seems to be one of the most difficult lessons for people to master, and that failing in this is a fertile cause of disputes among Bahá’ís as it is among men and women in general. (Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 89)