09 August 2022
Fidál, 09 Kamál (Perfection), 179 B.E
And there, among the rhubarb plants, a velvetleaf or lantern mallow (Abutilon theophrasti) has shot up to a height of nearly three feet in a couple of weeks:
Of course, like most of the plants I’ve identified in my yard and garden, their usefulness depends on one’s cultural perspective. Here’s a quote from the article “Velvetleaf: An Invasive Weed or a Useful Culture?” which gets right to the point:
One part of humanity seems to have embraced this plant and used it daily for nutrition, healing and fiber production, while Western civilization is still waiting for the scientific community to prove its usefulness. As the plant is already widely present in our country, it is important to have basic information about its control or exploitation.
I’m experiencing a sense of significant accomplishment today. Beginning with Time4Time in 2018, followed by several iterations of draft presentations intended for conferences in 2019 and 2020 that didn’t materialize, and on to postings made to Frameworks for Understanding the World, Greener Acres Value Network News, and GAVNet TimeBank, and Micro.blog over the past year, or so, I can now say I’ve finally posited the core elements that underpin my theory in practice for large systems change for all to see.
There will be countless editing tweaks here and there as I go along, considerable “clean-up” to synchronize related information across the four platforms, and major simplification of the materials with lots of examples to make the concepts more easily understood. But the main structure is now there. YAY!
It has taken me four decades to get here and it’s the best place I could be in. I’m going to keep telling my story so that anyone who might benefit from knowing it may do so!
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A number of the friends, both old and new, were present at ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s house. One of their questions was whether the existence of evil proceeds from God. He replied:
There is no evil in existence. Evil is non-existence. All that is created is good. Ignorance is evil and it is the non-existence of knowledge; it has no existence of its own. Hence, evil is the non-existence of good. Want of wealth is poverty; absence of justice is oppression; want of perfection is deficiency. All of these opposites imply non-existence and not existence.1
- ’Abdu’l-Bahá, and Mirza Mahmud-i-Zarqani. Mahmúd’s Diary: The Diary of Mírzá Mahmúd-i-Zarqání Chronicling ’Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey to America. Edited by Shirley Macias. Translated by Mohi Sobhani. Oxford: George Ronald, 1998. https://bahai-library.com/zarqani_mahmuds_diary&chapter=6#section138 [return]