“Ere long the days shall come when the men addressing the women, shall say: ‘Blessed are ye! Blessed are ye! Verily ye are worthy of every gift. Verily ye deserve to adorn your heads with the crown of everlasting glory, because in sciences and arts, in virtues and perfections ye shall become equal to man, and as regards tenderness of heart and the abundance of mercy and sympathy ye are superior’.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 182
I’ve tried many beaten paths and could recommend one or two. Still, the real adventure and growth come from walking off the path.
Flowers don’t grow well on beaten paths; neither do mysteries and heart-felt dreams.
The real secret for deep growth is to walk off the path into the night . . .
Then, there is The Path.
“Verily, the wayfarer who journeyeth unto God, unto the Crimson Pillar in the snow-white path, will never reach unto his heavenly goal unless he abandoneth all that men possess: ‘And if he feareth not God, God will make him to fear all things; whereas all things fear him who feareth God.'”
Bahá’u’lláh, The Four Valleys, p. 58
Seems we’re given great Gifts when we submit to God . . .