Recently I've been asked to speak a lot more about the Baha'i Faith.
And I'll be working as a spokesperson with the Mona Foundation, a Baha'i-inspired not-for-profit organization that tries to provide quality education to all children, raise the status of women and girls, and build community. My feeling about the Faith is that it provides a practical guideline for living one's life.
Many of us owe who we are to certain teachers who appeared at just the right time, in the right place, and had just the right words to say to propel us on our journey. )” ― Rainn Wilson, “My Favorite Kid President Quotes “Create something that will make the world more awesome.” “Treat everybody like it’s their birthday.” “If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough.” “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” “Give the world a reason to dance!
(ACTIVITY ALERT: Take this opportunity, partway through this ridiculous book, to reach out to a teacher who made an impact on you and THANK THEM. ” “Us humans are capable of war and sadness and other terrible stuff. ” “Love changes everything so fill the world with it!
I asked myself, "If there is a God, how do we know what He wants us to do and what He wants for us? That there is progressive revelation -- the Baha'i belief that God sends Messengers for each day and age. And I came back to believing that Baha'u'llah was the Promised One and Messenger for this day and age. The problem is that everything you hear in the news is about the superficiality, immorality and degradation of Hollywood. Only a certain percent of the population is like that.
It just made the most sense to me that God gradually is unfolding a plan for humankind. Your wife (author Holiday Reinhorn) recently became a Baha'i. She wasn't a Baha'i when we got married in a Baha'i ceremony almost 12 years ago. But she started attending Ruhi (Baha'i education) classes in the L. Even Shoghi Effendi (Guardian of the Baha'i Faith) wrote about this.
” “Grown-ups who dream are the best kinds of grown-ups.” “Don’t be IN a party.
BE a party.” And my personal favorite, “Mail someone a corn dog.” ― Rainn Wilson, “Be not the slave of your moods, but their master.
I like being a Baha'i who has an out-there sense of humor.God gives us talents and faculties, and making people laugh is one of mine.I don't have to be digging latrines in Honduras to serve humanity. Yes, it brought me back to the Baha'i way of viewing things. I couldn't conceive of a universe without someone overseeing it in a compassionate way. And the birth of our son, Walter, now 3, was such a miracle that she found herself saying prayers and spiritually connecting to the Faith. We pray with Walter every night before he goes to bed. There's a predisposition to link corruption and Hollywood. Because surely this omniscient creator has some kind of plan in store for mankind."And that line of thinking led you back to the Baha'i Faith?