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Posted on May 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Web Store is open! Some of our most popular illuminations are now available as laminated postcards that can be used as bookmarks, or to complement a gift for a special occasion. We have also produced a series of illuminated quotes from Reflections on the Life of the Spirit.

Open Invitation to Interfaith Friends

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This is an open invitation for all of the friends involved in Interfaith work to submit prayers and quotations for inclusion in Heart to Heart Design Studio's Gallery of Illuminated Texts. Please feel free to browse the Galleries to see the work we have been doing. Quotes and Prayers may be submitted using our Feedback Form (see Tab at top right of the page).


Peace, Niki Daniels

Prayer Gallery, Slideshare account

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Inspired by the Baha'i Fast, we have reorganized our Gallery section, added a Prayer Gallery and launched a Slideshare account so you can more easily find, download and share our audiovisual presentations.


Here's the link for Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/nicolagdaniels


Peace, Niki D

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Ever heard the sentiment 'Patience is a virtue but too much of it can hurt you'? This topic came up when we visited Orangeburg. One friend said they had been chastised for being too generous, that virtues like generosity and forgiveness can encourage dependence and lead to the giver/forgiver being taken for granted. 

 


That's where virtues (dare I say skills?) like discernment and justice come in. It seems to me service in most contexts is best undertaken as a group effort. One hand washes the other, and both become cleaner. Kindness and generosity should not require reciprocity, but in my view sustainable development means self-development.  As Socrates said: “Let him who would move the world first move himself.” In any case, the longer term outcomes of any assistance given should be thought through.


What about when we express our ideas with words? Silence is sometimes the best option, but when we do speak, can there be too many good words and thoughtful ideas? It has been said: "Not everything that a man knoweth can be disclosed, nor can everything that he can disclose be regarded as timely, nor can every timely utterance be considered as suited to the capacity of those who hear it." (Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah)