Do human beings truly develop virtues, morals, and spiritual qualities through playing the sport of basketball? Or is basketball just a trivial pursuit and waste of time?
In Episode 2 of “Elevated Conversations” I explore the Baha’i Writings; the reflections of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith; as well as my own personal experience to share how we can practically develop virtuous qualities through the sport of basketball.
5 Virtues I’ve developed through playing basketball:
5 Virtues we can understand through the metaphor of basketball:
- Spiritual Initiative
- Spiritual Agility
- Spiritual Accuracy
- Spiritual Skill
- Spiritual Muscle Memory
Basketball: It’s Origin and Development by James Naismith
The Virtues Project
Baha’i Quotations on Virtues
Bahá’u’lláh’s Tablet of Wisdom
Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
Paris Talks of `Abdu’l-Bahá’
Action Step: Reflect on your own personal motivations for playing basketball, others sports, or various forms of recreation. Are you motivations of the higher nature? How can you elevate your motivations?
Thanks for listening! I hope you enjoyed episode 2 😊. Please be sure to leave me your comments and feedback on the episode below! 👇