“We live in a spiritually dumb culture characterized by materialism, expediency, narrow self-centredness, lack of meaning and dearth of commitment.”
However discouraging that assessment may sound, she goes on to describe how, as individuals “we can act to raise our personal SQ – indeed, the further evolution of society depends upon enough individuals doing so …”
~ “to look for the related connections between things;
~ to bring to the surface the assumptions we have been making about the meaning behind and within things;
~ to become more reflective;
~ to reach beyond ourselves a little;
~ to take responsibility;
~ to become more self-aware; and
~ to be more honest with ourselves and more courageous.”
“Happy are those who spend their days in gaining knowledge, in discovering the secrets of nature, and in penetrating the subtleties of pure truth,” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has reminded in a book called Some Answered Questions.
Well, what do you know – ?! The means of raising our SQ — and assuring the further evolution of society — is also – the source of happiness!
Each day presents us with a blank new canvas on which to place our steps toward this.
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