In this Jewish meditation talk given at the Elat Chayyim Advanced Meditation Program, Rabbi Alan Lew speaks of patterns observed in the Torah that reveal the essential experienced ingredients for spiritual transformation.
This is the moment of leave-taking that life and meditation pushes us to. The moment when we realize that we just can’t go on the way we’ve been going, when we feel we have to do something and we have no idea what to do or even how to endure the next moment. And this according to the Torah is what we should do:
- Stop running around in a panic, trying to run away from phantom stories that we’ve been telling ourselves.
- Be with the moment, fearful or not.
- See what is really there.
- Feeling the calm from seeing the truth.
- Take the next inevitable action which rises of its own accord, out of the stillness.