Pocket Protection – Daily Dose of Wisdom

 

Our lives sit nestled in a pocket of natural events, sewn with the thread of outrageous miracles.

The pocket protects us: Exposed to the raw light of those miracles, we would be paralyzed with awe, incapable of continuing with life.

Tanya, Book II, chapter 4. Shavuot 5737:23. 19 Kislev 5734:3

Source: Pocket Protection – Daily Dose of Wisdom

but then the beauty softly strengthens

Es gibt viel Trauriges in der Welt und viel Schönes –

manchmal scheint das Traurige mehr Gewalt zu haben,

als man ertragen kann,

dann stärkt sich indessen leise das Schöne

und berührt wieder unsere Seele.

(Hugo von Hofmannsthal)


There is much sadness in the world and many beautiful things –

sometimes the sadness seems to have more violence than one can bear,

but then the beauty softly strengthens

and touches our soul again.

(Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

Source: dann stärkt sich indessen leise das Schöne

Insomnia. Rohit Rajeev Dubey

I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.…

Source: Insomnia.