Yes, it’s true, after a week off I am back to blogging! And it feels great. I do hope you missed me as I much :).
Now the fact that I took a week off from blogging doesn’t mean it wasn’t on my mind most of the time. Quite the contrary – I have taken numerous notes about what I could blog about. But it was a nice vacation, especially since I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an amazing conference in Toronto last week-end, the Regional Baha’i Conference, one of 41 conferences being held worldwide in the span of two months.
These conferences were called for by the Universal House of Justice so that the Baha’is of the world, working on the betterment of humanity, could rejoice on the success of the various projects they have been involved in and reflect on the increasing need of society for its spiritualization. Rejoice we did, and reflect we did – and both permeated the spirit of the conference with a sense of purpose reinvigorating to the many of us who had been going through sometimes very rough times.
Recall the Chronicles of a Sprained Ankle posted on this very blog and how I would reflect on people’s lack of consideration, how it was getting to me and that it sometimes tempted me to be inconsiderate of others. I have been raking my brain to find something that would counter this overwhelming feeling, and, well, this conference was exactly what I needed to get back on track. It was also a big dose of encouragement not to let these minor things get to me. And I’m fairly certain that’s the case with most of the 4’500 people who attended last week-end’s conference! To read more about the Toronto Regional Conference or any of the other 41 Regional Conferences held around the globe, go here.
So what does this have to do with Sahar’s blog?
Well I would like to try infusing the posts of this blog with the same realistic optimism of last week-end’s Regional Conference. The content won’t change too much; reviews of Heroes and Ugly Betty will continue, and I will share thoughts on old episodes of the X-files and Supernatural. I’m also going to keep looking for documents shedding light on the situation of the world today, and search for ways to make the world a better place. I am going to share insights gained through the study of the Writings of the Baha’i Faith as well as through other readings, as well as insights gained through conversations with the blog’s readers. To be honest, you, beloved reader, might not really notice much of a change – but let me tell you something, everything has changed for me.
Which is the point of this post: how a fundamental change can shift your entire perspective, changing everything but at the same time, changing nothing. We oftentimes think that to end wars and make the whole of humanity prosperous, we need to have a huge, gigantic change. However, it needs to be pointed out that while the nature of the change is awesome – shifting from a self-centered, materialistic view to one focused on spirituality and others – the results of it are not so much so; we still will go about our day to day lives, studying, working, eating, going out etc, but the focus of our efforts will have so radically changed that it will feel like it’s totally different.
So here goes – the new and improved yet just about the same Sahar’s blog!