Nature Series Day 6.
Never before has the word Be carried so much light. Sharing with you one of my dearest and most sacred instructions for living.
Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.
Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face.
Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.
Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.
Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men.
Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression.
Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts.
Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive.
Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.
Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness,
a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue,
a dew to the soil of the human heart,
an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation,
a fruit upon the tree of humility.
~ Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’llah
How rich in wisdom this reading is, Sharon! Thank you for sharing it and pairing it with the glorious photograph. I’m always fed by your words and images, and this is a banquet. Thank you so very much, again. I’ll need to reread it often; it does seem to sum up the wisdom so many of our great and gifted teachers have offered.
I hope all is well with you and your beloveds, and wish you gentle peace.
With this post and beautiful image you are definitely be-ing a dew to the soil of the human heart.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me. You are a treasure and I wish you a beautiful season of renewal. Love, Sharon x
A exquisite photo in company with the insightful words. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you most kindly Amy! So very good to hear from you. Blessings. Sharon x
Such a beautiful photo for the eyes and words for the soul!
I am so glad you liked this one Lavinia. And my warmest greetings to Miss Nod and the crew back at Salmon Brook Farm! Sharon x
I love how the photo exudes possibility and potential, greatness unfurling daily. It allows one to see the future in the present. Thank you for sharing a message that is so dear and sacred to you.
I love your thoughts and observation “to see the future in the present”. Thank you so much Russ for coming alongside and sharing with me what is most important to me. That means a lot. Sharon x
It is just and so and wish all of mankind could….be!
So Beautiful Sharon!!… and, compliments perfectly the new springing of life in your lovely image so well. We should learn WE CAN start anew 🙂
I share in your hope and wish for mankind Caren! Thank you so much for embracing this sacred text with me. To all things new. Big love, Sharon x
Beautiful words and perspective. Thanks!
Thank you Brad! Thanks for checking in on your roadtrip! Take care. Many blessings x
that is one amazing photo…
Thank you so much Maureen! So good to hear from you! It’s been a while. We have lots to catch up! Sharon x
Hi Sharon – didn’t realise it was so long
Lovely Sharon. The image carries the words beautifully.
Thank you so much dear Chris! It’s just taken me about 45 days (I think!) to almost complete my Nature Series! Thanks for your patience 🙂 So very lovely to hear from you. Do keep in touch! x
Amazing image, very precious, just as the wisdom words you have chosen. Thank you so much for sharing, your post is very enlightening.
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much Cornelia for your kind encouragement. Have a very wonderful day! Sharon x
Sharon, what a beautiful and inspiring series of posts you have made. I paused from my work in the garden and eagerly read your words-thank you for sharing your inspiration and insight. ~Lynn
Dear Lynn, it is an honour to have you come by to visit. Thank you for your warm words of encouragement. It means a lot coming from you. Thinking of you and your beautiful garden. Hugs, Sharon x
Wise words and a plant reaching for the sky. Thanks Sharon. –Curt
Be true to yourself and to others 😁
Thanks for sharing!
Sharon, how very lovely. Words to live by, breathe by and love by. And your photography continues to be exquisite. I often think of you putting together a book. Warmest wishes always,
Wisdom words to take to heart and an image to rejoice in the regenerative power of spring…
These have always been some of my favorite words — and so important to re-visit! It’s perfect accompaniment to your beautiful image of the delicate flora in the midst of the older and more steadfast trees. Many blessings to you and yours!
Lots of wisdom here, Sharon! And an exquisite photo too.
Touching & wise
aspirations for living
in harmony 🙂
Beautiful words and blog – I clicked the follow button the moment I saw the stunning images.
Thank you dear Amaya for your kindness.So very good to hear from you. Looking forward to getting to know you. Blessings x
Thank you for this wonderful gift. It’s absolutely divine.
I hope all this wonderful posts in the Nature Series end up as book. ❤
Oh thank you Dina! And so very good to hear from you! I hope this finds you and your loved ones well. Big hugs, Sharon xx
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I’m missing the posts of my blogging friend, Sharon, which I haven’t seen in awhile! This post from a couple of years ago reflects her Bahai faith, and has an optimistic tone of lovingkindness to it.