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Do I Need It? or Do I Want It?

Do you have any idea what you really want?

Is this what you want or are you trying to please or impress others?

We are all aware that human beings are social animals. All of us are profoundly influenced by our peers and by society at large. Even our dreams and aspirations are shaped by those around us. For better or worse.

So how do we start to examine or figure out what we really want in life. The challenge lies in the complex structure of the human being.

Let us try to keep things simple, though.

There are 4 dimensions to existence:

Biological, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Each one is a distinct world with its own dynamics and values. Each wanting to be the center of gravity.

Like all life, each part needs its own nutritious diet to maintain a healthy existence. The body needs a good balance of vitamins and minerals.

Healthy relations based on mutual trust and love provide emotional nourishment.

Keeping our Mind Intellectually stimulated by constant critical thinking maintains healthy, vital clarity in a deeply confusing world.

Then we have the soul. It is the quietest voice, yet at the same time it is the core of our being. It also has its own nutrition needs that cannot be ignored.

In life, we want what we think we need. The question is, where is the center of gravity? What is the core of our Existence? What forces complement and empower?

The body is physical and functions in a narrow and short-sighted manner.


Our soul, however, is fully integrated in a spiritual reality that transcends the narrow constraints of time and place.

Our soul naturally feels completely connected to all mankind. It feels and experiences the unity in all existence.

What do we really want? Nothing but the provision of spiritual nourishment for our soul.

We accomplish this by aligning our will to that of G-d. Yes, that would seem totally counterintuitive. But that's if our body is the centre of gravity.

As history unfolds, we begin to recognize that this is not the case. In fact the opposite is true.

Simply put, we really want what our soul needs. To connect to humanity and to G-d, through acts of kindness. To become more spiritual by surrendering the will of the body to the will of our soul.

There’s no greater moment to dedicate ourselves to this spiritual journey, then at the time of the year, when the Jewish people celebrate the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.

A moment when we began that spiritual journey, by surrendering our will to G-d's will.

This is what we really want!


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