16 09 2008

I was reading a book this weekend, about Kabbalah, relationships and learning.. This is a summary of what I learned..

The only way to fulfillment, according to Kabbalah, is when we have a chance to transform the Desire to Receive for the Self alone, into the Desire to Receive for the Sake of Sharing. Everytime you receive energy for yourself alone, you will find negativity and chaos in your life. Being spiritual means you are there for other human beings when they need you. You are prepared to leave your comfort zone to help them.

To achieve this balance you have to be proactive. That means taking responsibility rather than living in a victim mentality or you expect things. But taking responsibility can be scary, so you say “ You know what, there is nothing I can do”. Then you are being reactive, and in that situation, fulfillment, and happiness, seems like a far off dream.

When you worry only about yourself, when you do things thinking about you and not the others, the energy of the universe can not come in to help. After all, “someone” is already looking after you.

We are the ONLY ones that limit ourselves. EVERYTHING in your life happens for a reason. Challenges are intended to help us grow and change. The more arduous the difficulty, the greater the opportunity it offers to grow.

We are on a Spiritual journey. The purpose of our relationships is to help us get to our destination. EFFORT is an expression of a deep desire in the soul. It takes hard work to get emotional and spiritual growth right.

From your soul’s perspective, you are fortunate when a driving force appears that removes you from your comfort zone.. when separation occurs, it is much easy to find fault in something else, rather than being thankful for the opportunity. What you should ask your self is: What should I learn? How am I responsible for what is happening?

It is amazing how very different religious practices have so much in common. Just the other day, I was talking about how your reaction to a situation can turn it from a bad experience, to an opportunity for growth.
The important thing is to not lose perspective… to cultivate awareness… and patience…

May you all have peace.




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