Days 5 and 6 of 30 Days of Creativity were spent, for me, writing up certain of my notes into comprehensible sentences. I definitely think transcription of one’s own words can count as a creative act; composition is tough. And public speaking is its own art (one that I enjoy and hope to get better at). I am thus prepared to share these notes with you. What notes, you ask?
A few days ago I gave a 15-minute talk at the Spiritual Diversity Conference in Halifax. I was asked to participate in a panel discussion on spirituality in the workplace and in everyday life as a representative of the Baha’i community of Halifax, NS. I also gave a brief interview to Moh Hashem of New Roots Radio at CKDU 88.1 FM, Dalhousie University’s radio station. It aired yesterday afternoon, but I’m hoping they’ll post the segment on their blog for the stragglers (and the unawares)….
Here’s the abstract of my talk:
Bahá’u’lláh, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith, enjoined work upon all people of ability and encouraged them to find their calling. Work is exalted to the station of worship, the sacred Baha’i texts say, if it is undertaken for the service of humanity. In fact, Baha’is strive to “live in a state of prayer”, by which is meant approach every aspect of life with reverence and openness. Baha’is approach their work and the activities of their daily lives with the twofold purpose of bettering themselves and bettering the world around them. The panelist, Ms. Chloë Filson, will share brief selections that reflect these perspectives (from the Baha’i Writings), and will share a few of her own experiences of working in both secular and faith-based environments.
You can download the PDF transcript if you’d like to read the full four-ish pages:
If you’re not into that, skip it. I won’t be offended. 😉
But do keep creating!