Thursday, March 03, 2005

Quieting the Mind

Living in an urban area there is always a constant hum of white noise in the background. We are bombarded by stimuli on a daily basis.

We rarely take the time to let all thoughts drain out of our minds to the point where we are just "being". Open and receptive to subtle messages.

We do not need to be alone in the woods, on the top of a mountain, next to an ocean, or out on crystal-clear lake to experience this sense of serenity. We can experience it even in a crowded room. The Pele Yoetz wrote, "You can learn to retain a state of solitude with G-d even when among people by mentally isolating yourself. Fortunate is the person who can attain this level. Keep your eyes downcast to help yourself maintain this type of meditation and raise your heart towards Heaven."


At March 3, 2005 at 6:09:00 PM EST, Blogger Texas Mensch said...

Nice post - excellent point. Thank you for blogging. You have readers and they appreciate it.

At March 3, 2005 at 7:25:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh, but by keeping your eyes downcast, then one could miss what G-d would want you to see, which in turn, actually could cause you to draw even closer to Him....or cause you to miss an opportunity that He is presenting to you for deepening your relationship with Him. ~C~

At March 3, 2005 at 10:19:00 PM EST, Blogger Jen said...

So thought-provoking. So deep. I always sit and meditate a while on your posts. Thank you.

And -C- has a nice point, too.

Like the rabbi in Fiddler said, "You're both right." (I think. Anyway, I don't care. I just love your blog.)


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