Friday, October 12, 2012

On A Good Sad Song: See the future in the tragic present

Elliott Smith has written a lot of sad songs
Baha'is are not afraid of sadness. In fact, they are invited to "see the future in the tragic present." Emotions happen, including sadness. Therapies are built around helping suffering souls to "make friends with their shadow side," and manage sadness, without fleeing from it, staring sadness straight in the eye. A good sad song does wonders sometimes for one's overall emotional state.. -gw
It is the right and privilege of organised humanity to hear of the Faith and the Plan of Bahá’u’lláh in these days, and in this holy duty to their fellow men the Bahá’ís must not fail whatever may be the sadness of their personal plight, for they alone can truly see the future in the tragic present, and possess hope and strength to go on with the spiritual battle for the victory of the New Day.

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