Who am I? What am I doing? This is what most people struggle with. They have so much noise and distraction and soul pain in their life that they cannot experience the exquisite beauty of the inner experience of peace. The common tendency is that if you have a little bit of pain in your soul, turn the music louder, eat more food, take some drugs and alcohol…so you can go numb. Painlessness or numbness is not happiness, because painlessness and numbness do not provide us with meaning. We have a deep longing within us for connection with God…the more we live in alignment with love and the divine will, the more the divine alchemical process of spiritual transformation takes place so that we can be in full surrender to the Divine and awaken.
~Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, M.D.