I have been a part of the Bahá’í community for a long time, and a curious phenomena has had me intrigued all these years: while the strength of the community is completely dependent on each one of us doing our best, we are, each one of us replaceable. It’s like each one of us is somewhere between Harry Potter, required to do great deeds beyond what we could even imagine, and ants working together, completely interdependent. It makes it all the more important to control one’s ego, so that we neither feel omnipotent nor impotent. Rather, our ego should be controlled in such a way that each act we make as part of the community-building process becomes potent.
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The Curious Case of Being Needed and Being (Easily) Replaceable
December 27, 2011
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Yes, control of the ego is critical, the fact that ants can become spiritual lions, but life is essentially the degree, a struggle perhaps, to which a person is in love with God,that is in love with Baha’u’llah, the manifestation of God in this age.
I like the concept of life being about how much we are in love with God. It’s such a positive and empowering way of visualising a path before us. Thank you for sharing!