Love me, love me not.
What triggers you?
Do you feel the impulse, a pain, a welling?
What happens next?
We begin to search our minds for the words that fit what we are experiencing.
We build a case. We try and convict whomever we perceive as being the generator of our reaction.
What we have just done is find our conditioning. We feel that we are right and the next step is that we plan to take an action to remedy the matter, an action in time and space, to “correct” the situation and restore an environment in which we would not receive again that painful perception. Although our ability to be effective is not totally in our hands, we somehow feel that we have properly exercised our personal power.
We have NOT, however, found our real self. Nor have we utilized our personal power in the manner that we are designed to – to manage our inner world and build an identity for all eternity based on how we manage the gift of life given to us.
The saying about money is you can’t take it with you. The same is true about the powerful actions we take in time and space….have we first created our eternal identity whereby we give Hashem nachas and whereby we will be able to experience the pleasure in the next world for remembering to do Hashem’s Will – that we love Hashem every moment and seek only to unify His Name (return our will to His) while we are alive?
May we all see the futility in the use of power for actions that do not first consider our inner world and our personal identity for all eternity, for we live temporarily in this world and eternally in another dimension.
And may our rising to affecting our inner world make it possible for Hashem to be revealed in this world too.