Saturday, January 27, 2007

This Just In !

That image is from a nice PhotoBlog called, WhatISee, and this post is happening because our first E-mail Reporter, Sandy, has already sent another report (in spite of being busy with getting ready to be a grandmother...) This report responds to my post, Life Is Deadly:
"Death is full of life too. The two can't be separated. In life we can either find only death (an end) or we can find our purpose, live it, and through that living find eternal life.
"There is so very much to be said for being positive. It's a very practical approach to getting through this difficult physical world. It was said of `Abdu'l-Bahá [who spent 40 years in prison because of his spiritual beliefs] that: "he treads the mystic way with practical feet." I think this is how we all should tread the path of life.
"To me, being positive and spiritually centered is part of being practical because it's not practical to be negative. Negativity is nothing, it's void of anything useful and therefore is useless."
~ Sandy
P.S. I found the quote below which I thought supported your view.............

"Unless one accepts dire vicissitudes, he will not attain. To me prison is freedom, troubles rest me, death is life, and to be despised is honour. Therefore, I was happy all that time in prison. When one is released from the prison of self, that is indeed release, for that is the greater prison. When this release takes place, then one cannot be outwardly imprisoned. When they put my feet in stocks, I would say to the guard, 'You cannot imprison me, for here I have light and air and bread and water. There will come a time when my body will be in the ground, and I shall have neither light nor air nor food nor water, but even then I shall not be imprisoned.' The afflictions which come to humanity sometimes tend to centre the consciousness upon the limitations, and this is a veritable prison. Release comes by making of the will a Door through which the confirmations of the Spirit come."

(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 120)
Thanks, Sandy!   Can I call you Grandma yet? ;-) I recently watched my sister become a grandmother (for the third time) and the most obvious thing to me was that she began to twitter and glow--her soul was singing...


Alexys Fairfield said...

As usual, a brilliant commentary.
Keep up the 'God' work!

Alexander M said...

Thanks {*blush*} but our E-mail Reporter, Sandy, had the most to do with any brilliancy...

~ Alex