Sunday, July 21, 2013

9 hindrances to overcome in practicing the Presence of the Spirit of God

9 hindrances to overcome in practicing the Presence of the Spirit of God

1)      Indifference – towards things of eternal value. All indifferences must be changed to love.

2)      Doubt – When we hesitate or willfully reject the truth. Doubt must be changed to faith.

3)      Waywardness – willfully wandering away from the right course of conduct. We must be steadfast in our purpose and aim.

4)      Restlessness – a too constant activity of body, mind and soul. This inner uneasiness must be changed to tranquility.

5)      Impatience – an unwillingness to suffer delays and opposition. Full spiritual perception can never be attained until this weakness is changed into the strength of patience.

6)      Discontent – with things that cannot be helped at the time.

7)      Irresolution – a lack of determination

8)      Ego -  Self exaltation – we must be self-less to become God-conscious.

9)      Ignorance – we are ignorant of many truths and facts. We must first gain a knowledge of God.  We gain this knowledge through His Manifestations.

(Doa On the Wings of Prayer by Ruth Moffett)


It is a goal to remove all of these..

I always long for this state described by Baha’u’llah in the Seven Valleys p.22


"A servant is drawn unto Me in prayer until I answer him; and when I have answered him, I become the ear wherewith he heareth…”

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