Jamál, 18 Jamál (Beauty), 179 B.E
While I appreciate plants of all types, this one — creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) — is one I find nearly impossible to tolerate:
Granted, the blooms are actually beautiful and they are definitely attractive to pollinators. Still, that doesn’t offset its painful spines when touched, multiple means of propagation that enable it spread wherever it gets a toehold, and persistence despite many countless attempts to contain it. And yes, I’m heading to the garden patch this week for round one in this season’s battle.
The five elements of the primary “framework for understanding the world” I mentioned in yesterday’s “Daily Log” post, plus the “s-curve” applied to the five themes of the world conferences (see the “Quoted” section below for further reference):
1) Baha’u’llah’s vision for humanity
2) Distance traversed
3) Educational endeavours and the Training Institute
4) Building vibrant communities
5) Contributing to social transformation
Details to follow in subsequent postings later this week …
Baha’u’llah’s vision for humanity
How are you, and those working alongside you, learning to raise the consciousness of the local population of the spiritual qualities and attitudes that are needed to contribute to the betterment of society?
What has been the distance traversed in your local area by people from all walks of life striving to apply Baha’u’llah’s vision for humanity?
Educational endeavours and the Training Institute
What steps can be taken to ensure that the educational system in your local area caters adequately to both the spiritual and intellectual needs of the whole community from childhood to adulthood?
Building vibrant communities
How is the growing culture of worship and service contributing to the transformation of the lives of the people in your local area?
Contributing to social transformation
In what ways are the community-building endeavours helping to raise consciousness and overcome the social, economic and cultural barriers impeding spiritual and material progress?