What is the Bahá'í Faith to me?

This physical life we are born into is just a beginning: not only of body and soul, but also our awareness of the nature of existence. The Bahá’í Faith, to me, is a treasure map telling how to venture through the wilds of that existence, and discover the hidden cities of gold lying just beneath the veil of seeming. Virtues are the skills needed to navigate this path — truly, it is a journey of the heart — and service to others is how I place my feet down on its soil. There is an essence created whenever unity takes root among a people; and this, I believe, is when we begin to glimpse the Kingdom of God.