… requires both our hearts and our heads. To find what is meaningful, we must find what truly matters. Finding what truly matters uses our hearts, because evidence of what matters comes from our emotional responses. But it also uses our heads, because we must reflect critically on our initially responses to avoid the errors to which emotions are prone.
Source: ADBUSTERS, a journal of mental environment.
Very often I claim my life to be quite interesting, full of happenings which do not allow me falling into depression, stagnation or simple boredom.
Now I look around and see that the current situation in Israel doesn’t allow one to fall asleep either. For sure, Israeli turbulences do not affect (nor afflict?) an extremely high percentage of the world population. Yet if looking closely on the topics and matters the trouble is about, one will not deny its significance.
Ideological, ethical, spiritual, social and national battles take place there every day anew. Israel is a country which never rests – even the Holy Day of Rest, the Shabbat, cannot be seen as a period of cease-fire, on the contrary, it’s the day where the ones throw stones, others add fuel to the fire (ironically, lightening fire is forbidden by the Torah!) by their statements, decrees, acts.
Earth and Moon from Space, shot by GALILEO
Die Tatsache, dass wir am Boden eines Gravitationsschachts, auf der Oberfläche eines von einer Gashülle umgebenen Planeten leben, der sich um einen 90 Milliarden Meilen entfernten atomaren Feuerball dreht, und das für normal halten, deutet zweifellos darauf hin, wie schräg unsere Perspektive manchmal ist.
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.