Across the Years

The first evidence of a sense of the divine in my life, occurred when I was very young; my simple belief in G-d, demonstrated by my bedtime routine of saying the Shema Yisrael, praying for the health of my family, kneeling on the staircase leading to my parent’s room.

Years later, as a new ager, I transitioned back to my religious upbringing, when I saw the beauty of eastern thought, reflected in Jewish mysticism. So, I crossed that bridge, finding myself even more aware of the expansive void, that I previously had no name to reckon as an actual entity.

In following the arduous path that I was called to traverse, sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy;° yet, this always proves to be temporary, like the transient sounds of the night, outside the tenement window of a city dweller’s sanctuary.

°Mary Oliver, Spring Azures

Author: Tzvi Fievel

I have B.A.'s in Psychology, and English; and, a certificate in psychophysical re-education; at current, I am exploring my third area of academic interest - ecology. My spiritual journey, through many transitions, culminated in taking the yoke of Heaven upon myself.

7 thoughts on “Across the Years”

  1. “In following the arduous path that I was called to traverse, sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy; yet, this always proves to be temporary, like the transient sounds of the night, outside the tenement window of a city dweller’s sanctuary”

    This is deep, I love enough to keep.

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  2. Good to remember roots of stability. Over the past year it feels like I’ve wandered so far from those roots. The cyclicity of things says the darkness will subside but when you get lost in it you’re not thinking clearly. Thank you.

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