Ayyam-i-Ha is a Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over the world. It is a time of hospitality, generosity, and caring for the needy. This year Ayyam-i-Ha runs from February 26-29.
Baha’is see the young as the most precious treasure a community can possess. In them are the promise and guarantee of the future. Yet, in order for this promise to be realised, children need to receive spiritual nourishment, such as can be found in the children’s classes happening all around the world.
Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 28: Linda Kavelin-Popov
Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.
In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.
In this episode I interview the wonderful Linda Kavelin-Popov, a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, and one of the creators of the globally acclaimed ‘Virtues Project’, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! Linda tells me the story behind the Virtues Project, and why she and her husband moved to the beautiful Cook Islands. We also discuss death and dealing with loss, the importance of prayer and meditation, plus we even do a fun activity at the end of the podcast where I pick a Virtues Card and we reflect on how it relates to my life. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
To find out more about Linda Kavelin-Popov, and some of the things we covered in this podcast, check out the following links:
Find out more about ‘The Virtues Project’ from their website and social media pages below:
Linda quotes the following passage from The Four Valley’s by Baha’u’llah: “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…” -Baha’u’llah
Linda quotes the following passage from The Book of Certitude by Baha’u’llah: “One hour’s reflection is preferable to seventy years of pious worship”
Linda quotes from Jeremiah 33:3 in the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament): “…call to me and I will answer you and show you great and hidden things you do not know…”
Linda mentions how Abdu’l-Baha said: “…things of which man knew nothing will be unfolded before his sight…”
Linda quotes the following from Shoghi Effendi: “…you rise from prayer as if your prayer has already been answered…”
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.