Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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Stillness

by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths

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     “Commune with your heart upon your bed and be still.”[i]

     In stillness there is opportunity, an opening. To find it, look between light and darkness, where the sunlight meets a shadow. When you sense that threshold, that ungraspable space, slowly and gently spread your consciousness wider and wider. While still spreading, look up, inside, as if the formless sky overhead is lowering, surrounding and filling your consciousness.

     It has to be received, it cannot be taken, but it must be invited, softly reached for. Here is the gate that opens from the inside out, from the Higher to the lower.

     There is a silence so shocking that it is likened to a scream. Awe! Loving awe that fulfills the soul’s purpose, void, empty, yet so rich and full,

     Yearning…reaching…waiting.., wanting only You.[ii]


[i] Psalms 4:5

[ii] “I don’t want anything. I don’t want Your Gan Eden (Paradise.) I don’t want Your Olam HaBa (World to come). I only want You.” The Alter Rebbe

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