by Reb Gutman Locks at Mystical Paths
Dancing at 3:00 AM at the Kotel
We live the life that we choose. The Zohar tells us, “Just like G-d put man (Adam) in the Garden then, so does G-d put man in the Garden today, when he busies himself with Torah and Mitzvahs.
The story of Adam in the Garden is really our story. It tells us the secret of how to live a most pleasurable life in G-d’s wonderful Garden. When we see everything that comes to us as simply G-d’s doings, we find ourselves in the Garden. When we persist in judging all that we see as either good or bad, we are immediately expelled from the Garden and find ourselves in a land where we have to work by the sweat of our brow. This is not a metaphor. It is a literal description of our lives.
We can wake up early in the morning singing and dancing, or we can wake up bemoaning the fact that we have to get out of bed. It’s our choice.