Saturday, December 29, 2012

On Dealing With Anxiety: Finding peace by understanding sin

I got my hands on some introductory books and was impressed to find that the teachings seemed water-tight. One particular teaching helped me overcome my life-long bane of anxiety. I heard a description of the Baha’i interpretation of sin—not that we do good or evil, but that we are always pursuing God, sometimes by looking to the heavens, and sometimes by looking to the dust. The peace I felt as I considered the idea is hard to describe.

Anxiety is a bane to many souls on this earth. Dealing with anxiety can involve changing our long-held thoughts and beliefs. What is sin? The definitions that some have of sin are a source of their suffering. -gw

Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value.
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

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