God in Each Moment

Yesterday I went to the beach with Or Rose’s excellent book on Hasidic spiritual practice, God in All Moments.  My intension was to listen to the waves and read.  I was being responsible and gathering material for a High Holy Day sermon, one of four I have coming up. 

Then I saw the waves, large and curling against the shore.  They were so compelling I felt them in my chest.  I dropped the book on the sand and ran into the water.  I rode its swelling and falling.  I bobbed all afternoon in the blue ocean beneath a blue sky.  Twice I looked up and saw perfect clouds.  Many times I was grateful.

I think my neo-Hasidic friends would have been satisfied with my learning yesterday.

Still have to read that book….

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