A Jewish view on existence
Free in Hebrew means: Not the consequence of anything
Life is Free
We were born (created), no questions asked. We didn’t deserve it. It’s not because of us. Human stressful expectations and demands are so artificial. It’s really all a gift. You don’t need to be religious to be grateful.
Reb Shlomo Carlebach says (I paraphrase): Oy vey if you know why you love someone. If you know why, that’s not love. Love is so much deeper.
You don’t really know why you hate somebody. If you do, you equate them with their deeds or exterior. People are so much deeper. That doesn’t mean that you must allow everyone to be your babysitter. But hatred always says so much more about the hater than the hated. Which is fine.
So sad, pardon the pun, if you know what would make you happy. Real joy comes from inside. It’s not dependent on circumstances. Sometimes, when you are happy, you could point at ’causes.’ The real cause, though, is you.
Psychiatrists will pity and disrespect you. Chemical imbalance in the brain. They have ‘medications’ for that. But, every real sadness is so deep. So much deeper than you knowing where it comes from—until you healed it.
Not because you could, but because you should. Not because you must, but because you want to. Because it’s the only way to be truly fully you.
There is no such thing like a free lunch. You’re doing something wrong if everything comes easy. Life is an upward escalator. Success requires effort.
Harvey Jackins said: No setback can prove that now all is lost. No matter how much we messed up, every second, we get a clean slate to write on.