One of the keys to connecting with the spiritual universe is to not talk so much.
It sound crazy simple, but it’s also super logical.
The more we talk, the more we become unaware of what’s being said and all that is happening around us. We disconnect from the bigger picture.
By the way, this goes not just for talking out loud, but talking in our heads too! Many of us may be quiet externally, but spend all day talking to ourselves in our heads.
I was speaking with a friend the other day and throughout our conversation, I noticed he was very tired. He couldn’t seem to stop yawning. When I asked him if he needed to get some sleep he answered, “The weird thing is, I slept last night more than I have all week!”
It reminded me of people who come back from a great vacation and say, “It was so much fun, but I’m exhausted! I need a vacation from my vacation.”
Anyone can study Kabbalah, but living Kabbalah means that we sacrifice ourselves for other people.
We all want to do what we want to do, when we want to do it.
But when we have a chance to step out of our own agenda and do what someone else wants, that is our golden opportunity to bring the Light into our lives.
Without appreciating the Light in everything we have, we can’t receive the fulfillment it is meant to give us.
It’s so easy to take things for granted: Friends, family, teachers, mentors, air, water, the sun, music, health, food, a TV show that makes you laugh when things are hard.
Try not to take the Light that is in everything for granted. Whether it’s a rock concert or quiet night at home, know it’s not the physical things that are giving you enjoyment, and appreciate the Light within them!
The word “peace” is used this week perhaps more than any other time during the year.
We see it in big gold letters on greeting cards and we hear it from the voices of strangers in the street singing, “Peace on Earth, goodwill towards men.”
It’s nice to hear and it feels good.
It feels possible even. Because it is.
Even in this time when there is war and conflict, peace remains a possibility.
When you are so sure you are right about something, this is usually the time to reconsider yourself.
Wherever it is in your life you feel that you are absolutely right and somebody else is absolutely wrong, take a step back and see if there is a way both of you are correct. Or at the very least, find a way to be tolerant of the other person’s point of view.
When we are so sure we see we see something clearly, that’s often the time when we are most blind.
When we invest and push to achieve a goal, there’s inevitably a moment where we will hit a wall.
This is the moment we ask: Is it time to let go or push through?
When you hit this wall, this is the time to do, not think. Don’t ask questions. Just keep going.
Just beyond that wall is where the greatest amount of Light is waiting.
You know the old adage, “You can’t judge a book by its cover?” The same goes for people.
The people we instantly hit it off with could become our worst enemy, while the people we don’t always get along with right away are sometimes meant to be our best of friends.
We may think we know the person in front of us, but we never really know.
We see the cover not the soul.
Stay open and seek to see the Light in everyone
Sometimes we get caught up in calculations; where and when we should share.
“If I give money to this person, will they really spend it in the best way possible?,” or “If I share some wisdom with this person, will they even use it?”
When you have an opportunity to do good in a situation, you shouldn't worry about the other person’s agenda.
When we stop the calculations, we can just be busy revealing Light.
Anything worth having in life is never easy.
As students of the Kabbalah Centre, this is why we run after the really hard work because we know it’s going to bring us the Light. It’s how we achieve a connection with the Light, the source of our fulfillment.
I’m sure we have all gotten to the point where we wanted to give up on something important because it was just too hard.
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