Sunday, October 22, 2006



what
does He
want
from me?

22 Comments:

At Sunday, October 22, 2006 6:15:00 PM, Anonymous malka said...

life is frustrating sometimes. We just have to take it one day at a time. Hope you feel better soon (hug)

 
At Sunday, October 22, 2006 8:01:00 PM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very cool pic! I feel like that too, we all do. Hope you feel better soon.

 
At Sunday, October 22, 2006 8:59:00 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

If you are feeling tested, I hope everything works out for the best!

 
At Sunday, October 22, 2006 10:23:00 PM, Blogger chaverah said...

I feel for you. I can relate.

 
At Sunday, October 22, 2006 11:55:00 PM, Blogger Dovid said...

Finally, a song on which we can (somewhat) agree (I like the cello).

 
At Sunday, October 22, 2006 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Nemo said...

I'm with Dovid. It's sweet.

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 12:35:00 AM, Blogger Duby said...

!!!

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 7:30:00 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

interesting image, but how does that relate to the content of this post?

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 8:07:00 AM, Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

hope everything works out for the best.

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 9:29:00 AM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

malka, youre right.. thats wat it boils down to.. dealing with life one day at a time, makes it so muchmore manageable.. but sometimes we just seem to get so caught in long term worries, fears, frustration..

swfm, chaverah, sarah - thanks

kasamba, thanks..
the thing about being tested is that its a continuous process.. sometimes i think - ok ive passed this test.. and that one.. and this one..
and how can it be im STILL in a test...
this is more about being exhaused..drained..
its like in any test of endurance.. you give it all you got, you push, then push harder, then push even harder.. and when you think uve pushed hardest.. u realize youre sTILL not there.. and its always right befor ethe finish line that you wanna quit..
maybe its wishful thinking, but im hoping the finish line is around the corner..
and i can move on the next challenge.

dovid.. i knew it was bound to happen!

nemo, glad you like

duby ???

pragmatician - its art. interpret it as you want.

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

Hope all is well....

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 1:10:00 PM, Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

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At Monday, October 23, 2006 1:11:00 PM, Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

I know what you mean about frustration and worries. Maybe relax a bit and then try again. You'll get there.

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 2:44:00 PM, Blogger Duby said...

!!!=Duby is rooting for M00kie!

 
At Monday, October 23, 2006 3:46:00 PM, Blogger A Frum Idealist said...

This couldn't have come at a more propitious time. There is so much in the parsha that we just read, Braishis (and until Tuesday, we're still OK referencing last week's parsha), to help us through these tough times.

Here are two of my favorites:
I heard the following
chassidishe "vort" last week on the passuk on "Vayomer Elokim, Yehi Or". A chassidishe rebbe (sorry, I don't remember which) said, this is not just a history lesson. If it's in the Torah, it's also a lesson for the future and he learns from it as follows: When a person is in a bad situation, and he's troubled, he is sitting in and surrounded by or clouded in darkness. What's the recommendation? What's the advice that he should follow? He says, follow the passuk... Vayomer - the person should say, Elokim - please G-d, Yehi Or - let there please be light. Please brighten my situation, because only You can. and how does the passuk conclude.... Vayehi Or - if you follow that piece of advice, all will be well and the veil of darkness will lift and there will be light.

The other thing to remember is that at the end of creation, at the end of the sixth day, the passuk says "Vayar Elokim es KOL Asher Asa, Vhinei Tov Meod." - Hashem saw ALL that he did, and behold, it was ALL good, EVERYTHING.
Obviously Hashem's vision is much greater and deeper and all seeing and knowing than ours. If it says that Hashem saw, it means that he saw every act, every reward, every punishment, from then until the end of time, and behold, it was ALL good. Even the punishments, were ultimately good. We are just too shortsighted to see or understand how or why it's good. Because of OUR limited lifespans we only see a fraction of the big picture. It's like watching a four hour movie and forging an opinion on five minutes in the middle, without knowing the true beginning or end.
Cheer up.... it's all good!

 
At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:24:00 AM, Blogger pint-sized said...

Maybe you feel unfairly pressured or pushed, but G-d does not give us a challenge we cannot face, so take it as a compliment that He believes you capable of so much.

 
At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Maven said...

that picture weirds me out.

 
At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 1:07:00 PM, Blogger Pimplesoflife said...

same i can relate... it looks like a freaky image!

 
At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

from all of the comments on this post, it would seem that people can only wonder what Hashem wants from them when they are distressed...

 
At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:35:00 PM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

lakewood venter..
i hope so too :)

lvnsm27...
ya.. i dont think i have the monopoly on frustration and worries.. it just always seems that much harder to deal with when its your own!

duby...
my favorite cheerleader!

a frum idealist...
wow that was really beautiful. thank you.
i was actually thinking about this on shabbat, when i heard bereshit, gave me this hopeful feeling.. sometimes its the neverendingness that drags me down.. hearing bereshit reminded me that theres a pattern, and new beginnings.

pint-sized...
i wish i beleived it as much as He does..

maven...
you say that like its a bad thing :)

pimplesoflife...
sorry.. i hope you like the song at least..

anonymous ...
i think we know what Hashem wants from us, but sometimes its hard not to get confirmation or even a pat on the back..its usually when youre about to give up that it all starts to make sense.. and until then you just have to keep doing what He asked and hope youre on the right path..
it was more of a rhetorical question..a loud sigh.. a tantrum.

 
At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 7:03:00 PM, Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

I understand. That's why when you feel burnt out, it's good to take a breather so you can start again refreshed.

 
At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:08:00 PM, Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

wow...that pic...
I dont think anyone can answer this question..because we dont get to talk to him...
there times that seem dark...when his hand is hidden. Take solace in ur mortality..in ur limitations...focus on his greatness...and take solace in the fact that ur his daughter..

 

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