A Twitching Nerve
For the past week, a nerve under my right eye has been noticeably twitching non-stop, day and night. A doctor that I know told me this condition usually indicates fatigue or may be the physical manifestation of stress.
While I have tried to get more sleep recently, I understand that I may also need to address a deeper spiritual reason to alleviate this issue. I asked Rabbi Lazer Brody if he thought that the fact that this condition is affecting my eye is indicative of the need for me to be more careful with shmiras einayim, or whether there be something else as well.
Rabbi Brody responded,
"Strengthen bitachon - your eye is looking at some human rather than at Hashem - that's why it's quivering. "
I immediately understood that his answer related back to the Degel Machaneh Ephraim's teaching of trusting only in Hashem and not His intermediary agents. Now, I need to daven to Hashem to allow me be zoche to achieve this.