Created with Sketch. How often do you have ecstatic moments -- moments when the love or the joy feels so big that you think you are going to burst or levitate? To me, this is what life is all about -- these ecstatic moments! However, the key to having more and more of these moments is that you also have to be willing to feel the pain of life -- the heartbreak, loneliness, grief and helplessness over others and over events. These very painful feelings exist in the same place in the heart, so if you close down to the pain of life, you also close down to the joy of life.
Tim Conroy Kabbalah teaches that we cannot comprehend the meaning of life without exploring profound depths within ourselves to attain a clear recognition of our own essential nature. From the kabbalistic perspective, all of our physical, emotional and intellectual knowledge will fall short of its potential when not informed by the clarity and awareness that comes out of spiritual knowledge. Some teachers suggest that enlightenment endows one with supernatural powers. Most teachings, however, are not a concerned with paranormal displays, but are focused upon an extraordinary refinement of our everyday traits and characteristics. Flying, walking through walls, and manifesting gold out of lead are interesting metaphors for the enlightened being, but what is truly astonishing is the ability to have a soft heart toward all who have caused us harm, to care deeply for all who suffer, or to turn away from revenge, hostility, or violence under all conditions.