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The Style Is To Be Changed by Bass Adjustment

Out of the abundance of diverse cultures, colorful ethnic backgrounds, manifold artistic talents, a variety of musical styles and a spirit of humor and playful creativity, this unique album was crystallized. Enjoy and let your heart and soul vibrate with the beats of Bass Adjustment’s music.

Buy the album via 9 Star Media

Check out the group’s home page here: www.bassadjustment.com

And read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Bass Adjustment here.

‘Verdant Isle’ by Shadi Toloui-Wallace

Shadi Toloui-Wallace’s sophomore album titled Verdant Isle, is a collection of songs and prayers inspired by the Baha’i Writings and her personal experiences growing up in the Baha’i Faith. Reminiscent of her childhood, her stripped back vocals and compositions leave much room for the listener to experience their own spiritual journey.

You can also read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Shadi Taloui-Wallace here.

The Baha’i Fast: Learning to Realise How Much You Have, by ‘Not Having’

Those who know me, know that the period of the Baha’i Fast is my favourite time of year. I find that it is a time to exfoliate myself, to get rid of the husks of nonsense that seem to wrap themselves around me throughout the year. It gives me a chance to remind myself that I have willpower, and that I can strengthen it. Fasting gives us the chance to remind ourselves of our true nature, to reconnect with the world, and with ourselves. You train yourself to be content and come to realise how much you have, by ‘not having’.

This year is going to be a little different for me. Scratch that. Might be a little different from me. Scratch that. A lot different for me. Scratch that. I don’t know what it’s going to be like because I have never been in this position before. At the most basic, during the period of the fast, one does without food and water between sunrise and sunset. This year, during the fast I have to learn to do without my mother – she passed away in June last year. Continue reading

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

In this great little video series called ‘The Science of Happiness’ on Soul Pancake, this episode looks at what makes people happy by doing ‘An Experiment in Gratitude’.

Watch The Science of Happiness – Episode 2 here: http://youtu.be/ApoYwEeDNrc

Check out the study here! http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/articleseligman.pdf

Subscribe for new videos from Soul Pancake every weekday here: http://bit.ly/SoulPancakeSubscribe

Also, below are a few Baha’i Blog articles about happiness:

1) In Pursuit of Happiness

2) The Elusive Quest for True Happiness

3) Happiness Even When Things Fall Apart

An Introduction to Ayyam-i-Ha

Photo courtesy of Paul Vreeland

Ayyam-i-Ha is a multiple-day Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over that world. It typically falls around the end of February and beginning of March (with the recent worldwide implementation of the Baha’i or Badi calendar the exact dates of Ayyam-i-Ha shift and move within the Gregorian calendar).

Now let’s briefly look at what Ayyam-i-Ha is, what it means, and how it’s celebrated: Continue reading

In Pursuit of Happiness

I am looking directly into the eyes of the stranger sitting opposite me. His face is tired, his eyes a little sad, worn out perhaps with the heaviness of thoughts. As he looks at me, a light suddenly gleams in his eyes and his mouth slowly begins to curve up at the edges. Within a few seconds I startle myself by unexpectedly and spontaneously smiling widely back at him. He throws his head back and erupts into raucous laughter. It is infectious. My giggling gets louder and louder until, I too, am unabashedly laughing, tears running down my cheeks. Continue reading

Love Story – A Matchmaking Site for Baha’is

In the Baha’i Faith, marriage is not a law, but it’s definitely encouraged, and when we’re getting to know a potential life-partner, we’re supposed to become thoroughly acquainted with the character of the other. But what about the step which comes before getting to know someone? The step of meeting someone who may be a potential life-partner.

Hello online world of dating, and hello Love Story!

Love Story is a new online matchmaking site created by a good friend of mine Dr. Mieko Bond. The site is aimed at helping Baha’is around the world find their future partner, and like most other dating sites, you can sign up to the site and add your profile picture and basic information, but what’s really cool and unique about Love Story, is that they offer a ‘matchmaking service’ where you can privately be ‘matched’ and introduced to potential life-partners.

More and more of my friends have met their life-partner online, and it totally makes sense considering how so many of us seem to have less-and-less time to meet people, and how geographically scattered so many of us all are nowadays, so I decided to get in touch with Mieko to find out more about the site and this initiative: Continue reading

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