O Source of my being.

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 248

Through a word proceeding out of the mouth of God he was called into being.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 161-162

The importance of “doing”, of arising to serve and to accompany fellow souls, must be harmonized with the notion of “being”, of increasing one’s understanding of the divine teachings and mirroring forth spiritual

qualities in one’s life.

Universal House of Justice, to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors, 29 December 2015

Capacity is built in individuals as they translate knowledge into action, and reflect on their experience alongside others walking a common path of service. Thus, being and doing are seen as interrelated elements of the process of developing human resources to serve children and youth, and awareness and wisdom emerge gradually from a process of study, consultation, reflection and experience. A posture of learning allows the Bahá’í community in Canada, its volunteers and institutions, to become increasingly adept at mitigating risk and at developing the agility necessary to circumvent possible future threats.

NSA of the Bahá’ís of Canada, Framework and Guidelines for the Implementation of Child Protection Policies, July, 2012