Here we go…

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

 

Emily on 1-28-16 at 1.51 PM

It’s my latest in a fifteen year series of blogs. So on with the explorations.

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A few thoughts from many that inspire me:

The intellect is good but until it has become the servant of the heart it is of little avail. -‘Abdu’l-Baha

Few know how to help themselves when they are beset by misfortune. Bound by fate, humanity runs an endless circle of sorrow. Their grim companion is disunity from themselves. Father Zeus, free them from these great sufferings and show every one of them the GENIUS who is their guide. ~Pythagoras

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. ~ Khalil Gibran

Submit to a daily practice. Keep knocking and the joy inside will eventually open a window. ~Rumi

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever. – Carl Sagan

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? -Ursula K. Le Guin

Author: Rising Over the Smoke

Rising Over the Smoke is me looking for larger patterns, hidden meanings in what goes on all around us. The world gets more conflicted and confused from one year to the next, or so it seems. Some days life feels fresh, open, energized, connected, others more nuanced, confused, distanced, lethargic. To me writing is a way of exploring my place, and perhaps that of others. I am Baha’i, thus my thoughts are affected by my faith. Beliefs include independent investigation of truth, equality of men and women, the essential harmony between science and religion, that there is one God from whom all the world’s religions spring, that we diverse humans are all of one family. The Baha’i Faith is unlike other existing world religions as it does not claim to be the only “true” path or religion. The Baha’i Faith acknowledges all sacred traditions and religions as equal.

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