We are currently in the cosmic window known as Sukkot, and at this particular time of the year, it is more important than at any other time for all of us to try to step a little bit aside from ourselves. Now is the time to allow others a little grace; the time to learn how to breathe instead of scream; the time to give people the benefit of the doubt, and instead of judging, perhaps to say, "You know, maybe…"
Through the sukkah, we are bathed in this kindness and mercy, and there is an Energy present now with us that can bring us to a place where we can be a force of mercy and kindness for others. I want to tell you a little story to bring home the point.
Once there was a great sage who spent most of his time learning, studying, and meditating. He was a powerful spiritual man, and eventually the people in the town began to know of him and started to come to ask him questions, to get blessings, to be close to him.
Three people came, then 10, then 30, 50, 100 people. Before long, they... Read More