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Live your Passion

Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 10:04 pm

Everyone has a passion. Everyone has something they do that they enjoy. When you love what you do life never feels like work.

There are many people who can help you find your passion etc. (one example is Ronnie Davis http://www.longstreamct.coma life coach and part of our Jewish community here in Harford County).

One thing about your passion is that it is part of your DNA, it is part of “who you are”. We may not know what it is because it is hidden, however, when taking the correct steps, we can access it. Many people never get that far, they live life but they don’t love life.

What will you do?

Every Jew has a Jewish soul which is part of who they are, for that matter ever human being has a human soul which was created in the image of G-d. That soul is our internal G-dly fire. When building a Home for G-d the Torah says: “Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out”.

This fire on the altar was brought by a human doing his part in revealing G-dliness amongst himself and the Jewish people. It was required to remain on the altar even on Shabbat when a person has a higher spiritual sensitivity and during impurity when the person is insensitive to his G-dly soul. Most important though was that the fire was on the outer altar it was publicly displayed; It was external and wasn’t hidden.

This is a message that is relevant today. Live your passion! Everyone should be able to identify what your passion is; you should “wear it on your sleeve”. But don’t limit it to your career allow the spiritual side to be revealed also.

Every person has their own spiritual mission, the difference they can make in the world. There is even a Jewish guidebook for fulfilling my mission. You know what it’s called? It’s called Torah and Mitzvot. To do a mitzvah you don’t need to change, you need to tap into who you are, reveal your soul. Don’t become religious - do a mitzvah – and connect to your inner self. Don’t be shy about it – let the fire burn on the outer altar.

What will happen if you do this? The glory of G-d will appear to you as it says "Fire came forth from before G-d" and "the glory of G-d appeared to all the people”.

Hope to see you this Shabbos.

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman

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Comments on: Live your Passion
4/2/2012

Jory Fisher wrote...

Thank you for your insightful post, Rabbi. Keeping the fire burning can be challenging at times but oh so critical to our soul's development and to the effectiveness of the work we do in the world. I would enjoy speaking about this with you further and meeting life coach Ronnie Davis!

Blessings,

Jory