They say you are what you eat, but is this also true for everything we’re taking in? Does what we watch, read, see, hear, and even buy affect us not just on an emotional and psychological level but also spiritually? If so, can we change our “diet” to better nourish our spiritual health?
Part of being human is taking in stimuli from outside of ourselves – while some of this is out of our control, some is due to the choices we make. Just as we can make choices to better balance our physical diet and nurture our bodies, can we also do the same for our souls? Can we limit consuming “spiritual junk food” that might negatively impact our spiritual development and growth and instead cultivate spiritual habits that will help us to flourish? Can we even tell whether something really nourishes us or is “spiritual junk food”, better taken in moderation – or maybe not at all? Avoiding an all-or-nothing approach, can we be more thoughtful not only about our own actions, but also about the role our communities, environment and the intangible materials we consume play in supporting our individual and collective spiritual health?
Come join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all – as we discuss the spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá’í Teachings on what it looks like to feed the soul. Please join us for a lively discussion as we explore how tending to our spiritual health can be a step in the journey toward building spiritually robust communities.
“I beseech Thee, O my God...to nourish their souls with what Thou hast ordained for Thy loved ones on whom shall come no fear and who shall not be put to grief.” – Bahá’í Teachings
*** This event is free and open to all regardless of background or belief. Donations will not be accepted.
Part of our common humanity is also our shared mortality. But what happens when we die? The world’s great religious traditions and spiritual paths offer us clues and, while differing to some extent in the details, nearly all seem to point to some form of continued existence.
If we are able to grasp some truth of the mystery of what happens to us after we die, could it shape the choices we make while we are alive on this earth? Would we live differently? What if death isn’t something to be feared? Could it just be the next step on a spiritual journey that will endure for eternity? What implications could such insights give us as to the purpose of our lives that could help us live a richer and more meaningful life?
Come join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all – as we discuss the spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá’í Teachings on death, the afterlife… and life! Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the spiritual journey of our souls, in this physical world and beyond.
“The world beyond is as different from this world as this world is different from that of the child while still in the womb of its mother. ” – Bahá’í Teachings