Sunday, October 01, 2006

Jadedly Jubilant but Faded Ruby Red Fern Cast in Stone

So the question is , if your grounded in stone will you always sparkle just a wee bit jaded, like a faded/ jaded ruby red fern with a spent jubilant aura and a muddy disposition to maintain the balance.
Does stone cold have any influence on how passionately you color your life.
If my heart is well insulated to keep the warmth in and the hurt out ,will it always appear cold and distant.Can a stone cold heart cover become a permanent fixture, changing how the heart reacts and who it attracts.
Its Yom Kippur and I'm barely scraping spiritual .Does stone cold block the rays of spirituality.Life is way less complicated when in stone cold mode.


1 comment:

brilliantly tart said...

Here's what Aish told me (http://www.aish.com/torahportion/shalomweekly/Ekev_5764.asp):

The Torah states:

"And you shall circumcise the covering of your heart, and you shall not continue to be stiff-necked." (Deuteronomy 10:16)

What is this verse coming to teach us?

Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm teaches that this verse contains a commandment to love words of correction and to love those who try to correct you. The latter half of this verse contains a prohibition against failing to listen to those who try to correct you.

A person who does not want to change will resent those who try to correct him. Such a person is far from improving himself. A person pays a doctor for trying to heal him from illness and is very grateful to the doctor. This should be your attitude towards people who try to help you improve spiritually. Remove any traces of resentment towards those who rebuke you. When you have a true desire for self-improvement, you will feel love towards those who give you suggestions on ways you can improve. (Chochmah Umussar, vol.1, p. 34)


I'm just saying.

Your heart's not as stoney as you think.