We tend to see things in boxes
Nature tends to make circles
A circle – globes shape, is optimal for time, for as it is a circle, it revolves around itself
In fact everything is circular for everything is made of atoms that are spheres
What is the meaning behind this?
Time shows, as Kabbalah teaches, on revolutions of change, before and after, beginning middle… well if it is always evolving, always turning, then – and this is the point of this article – there is only continuous movement, continuous growth.
Yesterday I read a fascinating teaching of the Rebbe – generally speaking one would obviously say goodness, kindness, Mitzvos, matter to God
But mystically speaking this is not true
In the essence of God; Mitzvos, the difference between right and wrong, is actually a choice, and as it is a choice it doesn’t exist in God’s essence
What matters to God is people who choose to do good and hence the universe
Happiness is obviously everyone’s goal
The trick of course is how to get there
Advertisements, particularly the media has sold us on lurid and stupid, yet well set mindsets, on how to get happy; sex, money, fame, drugs etc.
For those who have experienced any, or all of those things, they know it is at the most a fleeting pleasure!
Dr. Twersky, one of the foremost Rabbis and Psychiatrists in our time, and author of dozens of books, particularly on this subject, was interviewed by a Jewish newspaper in England on this question, he said:
People mistake happiness with pleasure.
Pleasure is a temporary fleeting instinctive reaction to a stimuli.
Happiness comes from a deep soul need to cause a meaningful difference to someone else’s life.