Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Walking with myself

Even more than an active interested listener, I'd like to have someone to work with on some things I'm trying to do, someone who shares some passionate interests with me. I'll try playing that role myself here. Besides whatever comfort and inspiration I might get from it, it might give me some ideas and some practice in being that kind of friend to other people.

So here are some things I might work on with my imaginary quest companion:

- Nurturing the love of God, in myself and in others, and promoting that idea among candles and thralls of God.
- Practicing and promoting the framework for action that the House of Justice is promoting.
- Practicing and promoting some improvements in the implementation of the Ruhi courses.
- Practicing and promoting working with neighbors to help improve the community life in a neighborhood, using what we're learning from Baha'u'llah.
- Learning to help provide the kind of encouragement and support that really helps, in people's initiatives and in the challenges they're facing.
- Learning Chinese.
- Learning how to find other candles and thralls all over the world, using the Internet, to exchange ideas and experiences with them.
- Learning to adapt the framework for action to the Internet neighborhood.
- Learning to speed up my progress in developing spiritual qualities, and improving my character and conduct.
- Practicing and promoting the freedom from sectarian attitudes and practices that the House of Justice calls for in "One Common Faith."
- Practicing and promoting better responses to Baha'i social issues, including the three vital issues in "The Advent of Divine Justice."
- Help make the Internet more useful to people who are working to help spread peace, justice, beauty and kindness.

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