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Monday, June 14, 2010:(Steven and Ondrea Levine Quote: Opening)

         In the Hasidic tradition - a somewhat mystical branch of Orthodox Judaism - there is a teaching that has to do with being ready for whatever the moment might offer. It is believed that you are born for a specific event that will occur at some point in your life. But you never know when. You have to always be on your toes, so that when the test comes you will be prepared. It means an opening to a kind of not-knowing, to just being. There is nothing you can do to elude any moment but cultivate an openness to the unknown so that whatever occurs you will be fully present for it.  In that kind of not-knowing, we are always present. Because when you allow that you don't know, you become very awake.

----Steven and Ondrea Levine                                (thanks to whiskeyriver)

 



Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 09:48AM by Registered CommenterThe Skeptical Mystic | Comments1 Comment

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Oh, I love this. It gave me chills.
June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKass

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