These words are not mine, they are the words of a very wise man named Rav Kook. They were handed to me today by another very wise man. I wanted to share them with you, as they are quite powerful and perspective making. Forgive the chauvenistic language. I decided to just leave it as is, hoping all will know that this applies to all of us.

“Each individual must find himself within himself, then must also find himself in the world about himself; his society, his community, his nation. The community must find itself within itself; then it must find itself in the world.

Humanity must first find itself within itself; then it must find itself in the world.

The world must find itself within itself; then it must find itself within the universe that surrounds it.

The surrounding universe in its generality must first find itself within itself; then it must find itself in the highest category of universality.

Universality must first find itself within itself; then it must find itself in the fullness that fills, in the highest light, in the hub of light, in the divine light.”

In this way, we are all connected. It is all ours to share. What a responsibility we have to one another. What a relief to know we are always supported. What we do, what we say, how we behave will affect us all. It will ripple from small to magnificent. So, be mindful of the choices that you make…your sadness, your happiness, your anger, your joy, will all be shared far beyond yourself. You can make a difference to yourself, to your community, to your nation, to your world, to your universe, to the divine. How daunting, yet ultimately how wonderful. It all starts with you.

Be happy and well,

Sari

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