Friday, March 4, 2011

Parsha Pekudei - Filled with Emptiness

Parsha Pekudei
Exodus 40: 33-34. ”He [Moses] set up the courtyard all around the Mishkan and the altar, and he put up the screen at the entrance to the courtyard; and Moses completed the work.  And the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the Mishkan.

We have been reading for weeks about the elaborate, careful and precise preparation of the Mishkan. To what purpose? All of that skillful effort was directed to creating an empty space. Yet it was that emptiness that invited something more to dwell within.

 May our care with our practice lead to an emptying, to the letting go of self concepts, so that we become attuned to, and allow our actions to be guided by the holy presence within.

Inspired by Alison Laichter, Executive Director, Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the shout-out!
    love from brooklyn,