The Kabbalists takes the mandate of love implicit in self perception – one step further. I need to understand that not only am I a part of God but I am also a partner to God.
The unfolding of the universe entails full divine loving presence. The divine perspective changes to include human beings. It is an intimate relation of shared identity.
The mystics teach us that to access the erotics of being – the fullness of ourselves in every moment – we need to first linger in the emptiness for a time.
The language of God is man. We are not just God’s messengers, we are God’s language and voice, the means by which she shares her message.
In Hebrew the word yes – Kein – means integrity. Yes is the ultimate affirmation of our integrity. The question of your existence is whether you can say yes to the adventure that is your life.
It is said that the Great Maggid would convene his inner circle every night to teach them the sacred texts. All of his greatest students would gather.
The most important thing we can ever tell someone else is, “You are beautiful.”
Eros is to be on the inside, including the inside of your desire. What being on the inside does is invite a person to clarify his desires, yet not transcend them.
The same is true of music. Music is not limited to symphonies or rock concerts. We are all musicians and life is overflowing with music.
In biblical mysticism love and oneness are identical.