Friday, July 11, 2008

Ideas needed!

I'm looking for ideas about a couple of things:

1. How to maintain my stability and sense of self in the face of others' strong emotions

2. Ways to express or release anger that don't involve anything violent (violent includes hitting pillows, stomping, door slamming, etc)

3. Ways to identify and accept emotions when they arise, so that I can be calm and convey them calmly and rationally in the moment.

Any help would be great!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Don't do, just be.
Taoism speaks of non-doing. Abdu'l-Baha said there is magic in the word "be." In the Arabic abjad system, the word "be" has a numeric value of 9, the most complete number: the number of fulfillment.
To be is the most perfect thing we can do. To "do" is to try to make things happen, to push things, to have a need to be in control. To be is to relax, to not-do, to allow the universe to flow, allow God's plan to happen, allow yourself to play your role in it.
Being is beauty. Being is the best thing for yourself, your friends and family, your world, your universe. Being is easy and right.