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Amazing things are happening

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Each day I receive little snippets of wisdom
from a Kabbalah guru, Yehuda Berg. Today’s
bit of Solomon’s wine (what grandma used
to call wisdom) applies to how I feel about
the long journey of writing my novel; getting
exhausted, overwhelmed, underwhelmed,
disgusted, elated, depressed, disapointed,
discouraged, inspired, psychoanalyzed and the rest of the roller coaster that is writing. I thought I’d share in case you need the same push.

There once was a man who had a huge desire to please God, so he prayed day and night until one day a Voice spoke to him, “I want you to go and push a rock.”

The man woke up the next morning elated, and ran outside to find a huge boulder.  He began pushing it, but nothing happened, so he kept at it all day.  The next day he did the same, yet it still didn’t budge an inch.  He went on like that for three months, until one day he got so frustrated that he stopped pushing.

That night he had a dream, and the Voice asked him, “Why did you stop pushing?”  “Nothing happened,” he answered. “Nothing happened? Look at you! Look how determined and focused you’ve become. Look how powerful your muscles are now. You’re no longer the person you were when you started. 

Besides, I didn’t tell you to move the rock; I told you to push it. I’ll move the rock when it’s time.”
Keep pushing your rock.  It’ll move at the right moment, in the perfect time, when you least expect it.  And amazing things are happening, even if you’re not noticing them yet.”

Thanks Yehuda Berg, I needed that!

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