Perfect, in the moment;
beyond that, I do not know.
Knowing that change is imminent,
would prevent me from being present.
Kairos will soon give way to chronos;
and, the moment will diminish,
retreating into the past.
Nearly forgotten, countless moments,
lined up as figurative points
on the receding path of memory.
Yet, the expectation prevails,
a hope for the unity of tomorrow,
when past meets future in the now.
Anxiety retreats, fear scatters,
and the familiar presence of being
one step closer to the Geulah,
brings solace to the heart.
Bother me; I am not bothered.
I am encouraged by your words –
your careworn soulful reflections.
I see your efforts to transcend the mundane,
transform your soul from darkness to light.
I listen to your prayers, both communal,
and those within your own heart.
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I have called you to Myself;
here, is your place of origin.
Knowledge, wisdom, and the truth
abound in great measue for you.
If you will only uphold the dream;
return to yourself in prayer.
I surrender to the innate
introversion of my soul.
Truth be told,
I always remember,
the promises destined to unfold.
found in ancient words
of divine origin,
the sword of the nations;
meanwhile, I embrace
a new beginning.
Silence, a precious treasure.
Priceless commodity of the faithful, who seek G-d daily, in solitude.
The only notifications that are necessary,
are those sent from H’Shem to our soul. And communication is not one-way.
Prayer, everlasting, ever nourishing
within the desert landscape of modernity, barren of meaningful experiences.
No need to traipse around the concrete jungle,
when all that you need may be found in tandem with the silent presence of G-d.
Restless heart, mindless spirit,
driven to and fro across the landscape of the heart, without reservation, continuously searching the perimeter, scanning the horizon for something new.
Relentless in its intention, the
yetzer hara attempts to deceive the soul into thinking that empty promises will amount to something, better than the rewards of diligence, perseverence, and adherence to a rule.
Yet, I know that my daily routine
is arranged with respect towards Heaven, so that my soul may be lifted up above this mundane world. And, no amount of distractions may be permitted to prevail over what is Essential.
There is not a single blade of grass,
that is actually greener on the other side of my sacred moments in time, nor, the place where I rest in solitude. Rather, it is the noisy jungle, outside of my Refuge, that will remain unexplored, for the sake of true sanctity.
Avail yourself of prayer,
Seek the heavenly realm Climb the ascending stairs, Transcend the mundane.
Lift up your thoughts
to the world Above, here, there is nought, Anything except love.
When your soul finds the time
to commune with your Maker, G-d’s mercy you will find, As you begin to awake.
These morning blues,
May be cast off today, Change doleful hues Beyond shades of grey.
Every chance amongst the hours,
you may return to a place of solace, By recollecting your soul without dour, being mindful of time and place.
There are no heights unreachable,
when you set your mind on Him Transformation is possible, Without any chagrin.
Let not the Adversary
steal your peace of mind, nor the benefits of prayer, so efficacious for your soul.
Set your heart upon Me;
I will set my seal upon you. A seat is reserved for you at the Wedding Banquet.
Until that time, your soul
may rest upon these promises, that you may not be compromised in body, mind, nor spirit.
May your self esteem improve,
and your soul be nourished with all the gifts from Heaven, that will be bestowed upon you in due time.
If we are bidden to sit still,
quietly awaiting for this to pass, then we acknowledge His will, and demonstrate acceptance.
Yet, if we envision our near future,
as no different than our recent past, then we have missed the point, and, have not taken the opportunity to change.
In the chaos around us,
there must be a still point, a central focus for our lives, amidst these challenges.
From that point, hope is born,
fear subsides, anxieties flee, calm permeates the air we breathe; the expectation of a new day will help us to endure.