Strain every nerve to acquire both inner and outer perfections, for the fruit of the human tree hath ever been and will ever be perfections both within and without. It is not desirable that a man be left without knowledge or skills, for he is then but a barren tree. Then, so much as capacity and capability allow, ye needs must deck the tree of being with fruits such as knowledge, wisdom, spiritual perception and eloquent speech. — Bahá’u’lláh
I have almost completed a makeover of my primary website, enochsvision.com. The previous design was five years old. I felt that it had a few problems. One problem was the design’s image pop-ups. Firefox with the popular Tab-Mix add-in displayed the enlarged images in a new tab. Thus the navigation graphics disappeared and the image itself looked out of place. Some versions of Internet Explorer failed to show the image pop-ups at all. I also felt that there was too much black on the image pages. Many photographers use black backgrounds –as I continue to do– because black makes a photograph’s colors appear more vivid by contrast.
“Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.” — Marc Chagall
I have also added new images that weren’t included in the previous design and an entirely new media, collages. There are also two newly scanned portraits of my favorite fictional character, Hannah Moon Light, who is the heroine of some of my stories.
The enochsvision.com domain has been in existence since the 1980s. I began using the The name “enochsvision” long before there was an Internet back in 1970. Prior to that I used the trade name “Enoch’s Eye.”
I will soon add two animated Flash movies of many of my bird images and a new section called Meditations. Many of the meditations are drawn from this blog but are considerably expanded.
Please use the Feedback form on my website to let me know what you think of it and to offer any suggestions on how I might improve the user experience. I thoughtfully consider all constructive suggestions.
enochsvision.com is what I call a Bahá’í-inspired or Bahá’í-themed presentation. It is purely a personal site maintained by me, an individual, whose purpose is to teach people about the faith that gives meaning and purpose to his life. Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of my faith, inspired believers to strive for excellence in all things. I have not achieved excellence yet but always continue to strive for it.
Wherefore, O ye friends of God, redouble your efforts, strain every nerve, till ye triumph in your servitude to the Ancient Beauty, the Manifest Light, and become the cause of spreading far and wide the rays of the Day-Star of Truth. Breathe ye into the world’s worn and wasted body the fresh breath of life, and in the furrows of every region sow ye holy seed. Rise up to champion this Cause; open your lips and teach. In the meeting place of life be ye a guiding candle; in the skies of this world be dazzling stars; in the gardens of unity be birds of the spirit, singing of inner truths and mysteries.– ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Download a document in PDF format titled “excellence-in-all-things” which was compiled from the Bahá’í Writings by the Universal house of Justice in Haifa.