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?
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