Monday, January 14, 2008

how can we make Him happy?

i'm not sure i will post every day.
for now it seems as if it is working this way so...
last night i was thinking a lot about life and about what im doing with mine.
as a good friend told me once, there is a saying which goes
"Life is God's gift to you, how you live it is your gift to God"
It sticked with me til today. And i am contemplating how i can really make it that gift.
Its not easy, i realise that for sure.
I guess He is independent of us, but must feel joy when we get things right.
But getting things right is not always the same for everyone.

In a Hidden Word, another work of Baha'u'llah, it says
"be not content with the ease of a passing day, and deprive not thyself of everlasting rest".
i could not get this passage. What does "deprive not thyself of everlasting rest" mean? is He talking of death? Should we try and die? Or is he talking of sleeping all day?

i might like the latter interpretation!

But i think what He is really trying to tell us, is that we need to live every moment, that we should not be happy with time passing and us standing still, and that only when we are active we are actually entering everlasting rest, which is a state of inner peace and tranquility, of true spiritual growth and understnading. It is interesting how being active and resting, are in His words, connected so beutifuly!

so to make our lives a gift to God we need to live them to the best of our capacities, and learn as much as we can from our daily mistakes!
I think we offend God when we do not decide, for good or for bad, because we offend creation's most important aspect, life (Dante)!

i realised one thing lately though. You need sleep. And i'm not saying it cause i am giving in to my lazy self! i think that if you really want to live life and make it outstanding, you need to be awake, you need to think clear, and for me, being tired does not allow for clear thinking!

i wonder what you think...
sleep well tonight
i close the third post.


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