There are times we feel crushed. This needs little explanation. Job disappointments. Heartbreaks. Project failures. Rain on your wedding day. The list is endless. A psalm speaks to my heart: _“you bring man to a crushing point and you say “Return Oh Sons of Men”_ (Psalm 90: 3). This one takes my breath away every day. Recently I was crushed on a business project, it felt as if my face was being held to the ground and the voice just said “Marcus, return to your calling. You are an artist. An actor, a writer; everything you spent the last 25 years working towards. Stop trying to force yourself to work in areas that are not in line with your heart. Follow your art and you will get everything you need”.
Where have you been brought to a crushing point? Where is the voice asking you to return to your higher calling? How far do you need to be crushed before you say ‘enough!’? The Temple in Jerusalem was a spiritual epicentre and the light that emitted from its seven-branched Menorah could only come from olives that were similarly crushed. These seven branches, explain the Kabbalists, are represented in our head – two eyes, two ears, two nostrils & a mouth. Sometimes we also get crushed before we can shine.
Keep the faith.
How can we improve our patience and deepen our wisdom? I used to see this when my late Grandmother was at her sewing machine, concentrating on stitching a perfect hem. It was meditation-in-action…
KOSHER SUTRA “All the wise-hearted people… with a spirit of wisdom shall make the garments of Aaron…” (Exodus 28:3)
BIBLIYOGA POSE Cobbler’s Pose/Bound-Angle Pose / Baddha Konasana (p160)
Shalom friends. How can we improve our patience and deepen our wisdom? Welcome to The One-Minute Kosher Sutras.
The yogis talk of Dhyana, a kind of inward-focused meditation. I used to see this when my late Grandmother was at her sewing machine, concentrating on stitching a perfect hem. It was meditation-in-action.
The Book of Exodus describes how “the wise-hearted people.. with a spirit of wisdom would make the garments” for the high priest Aaron.
We can find the wisdom of our heart when we stop and listen to it. This is hard to do when you are checking distracted by technology, but your inner wisdom can be accessed when you center, calm and listen.
Today’s pose is Baddhakonasana, Bound-Angle or Cobbler Pose. Connect with the ground beneath you, open your hips, open your heart and listen to your breath.
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