Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

November 02, 2007

Day 5

Quilt of Sarah Farmer Inn, Green Acre

Today my brain was flattened with a slow moving truck and then suddenly brought to life again. Here's the schedule:

9:00am - 4:30pm Flattening effect of large amounts of technical financial information squashed onto my head: How to buy a Baha'i center, online contribution system, leaving a last will & testament, using Quickbooks. By the end, my mind was darting around like a cornered bird, my butt felt cemented to the chair, and I had to drag myself to the last workshop through tears of having had enough and just wanting to do something completely different for a while.

4:30pm - 5:30pm Sudden light feeling of finally hearing what I could understand, groove on, and use the way my mind already works. Husayn gave his talk to the whole group about fund education for youth and young adults. Maybe it's because I'm somewhat still a youth, maybe it's because I come at the world from the perspective of education and understanding people, but that was the perfect antidote to the flattening. I think that the way I can really serve people as the Treasurer is through education and integration of spiritual and material resources. It is not through technical expertise of accounting software. The financial knowledge may come, but only if it is within the framework of the spiritual education. I can't do it the other way around.

More help with the flattening: A walk by the salt water river in front of Green Acre.




Posted by Bahiyyih at November 2, 2007 06:00 PM