Friday, November 18, 2011

Chayei Sarah: Living Life

Parshat Chayei Sarah.  Gen 23.1: “And the life of Sarah was one hundred years and twenty years and seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.”

Why does the Torah twice repeat the span of Sarah's life?  We live at least two lives.  The first is primarily physical, habitual and reactive.  But we also have the capacity to live with great awareness.

By telling us two times that Sarah lived 127 years, we learn that Sarah lived every year and every moment, with awareness, and with her spirit completely engaged.  
May we all aspire to this level of devkut.

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