There is so much to learn and understand in the world. Understanding as an attitude or a state of being allows the experience of many things with the ability to comprehend and consider from many angles. This week, from 18 October to 24 October, 2020, Interfaith Tampa Bay is celebrating Interfaith Week, with this end in mind, increased understanding. Understanding, In and of itself, understanding can be seen to dissipate fear and hate. This is an amazing idea in these times when it seems there is a tendency to draw battle lines rather than seek consensus, or to even consider what might be right about a different way of looking at a situation. This becomes even more heartfelt and deep when we address the religious and spiritual aspects of life.
This is, after all, our relationship to eternity.
In working toward this end, Interfaith Tampa Bay is offering a series of events on FaceBook Live, and all but two are now posted on the Interfaith Tampa Bay Facebook page. These look at three areas of our faith traditions: Celebration, Education and Meditation. Several traditions are represented including Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Baha'i, Buddhism, and Scientology. There are twenty-one precepts from The Way To Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard. Number eighteen is "Respect the religious beliefs of others." It is a beginning. To reach understanding, one must have a willingness to receive communication. You are invited to listen. We would be interested in your feedback www.thewaytohappiness.com @waytohappinesstampa.