The Zohar teaches us desire is a vessel that holds the Light. The idea is attaining blessings and good fortune is not enough to keep them. We must also maintain our desire for what we already have.
Not always an easy thing to do seeing as how our habit is to focus on what we don't have.
Today, get in touch with the desire you first felt when you started studying Kabbalah, or dating your husband, or working at your dream job. Crave your life!
I had something happen today that was an interesting aspect of this same thing.
Diana and I are partners in our quest to create a business that would benefit both of us.
We have created seven projects, and all seven flopped.
Two days ago I came up with the eighth idea, and it was the simplest, and we have gotten further in this project in two days than with the other seven in a month or so each.
I suggested last night that we stop and celebrate. Diana said yeah, yeah, and started to ask about all the things we should add and do more, and are unfinished.
I stopped and noticed.
She had an impossible time to acknowledge accomplishment, to celebrate. And if I hadn't noticed it, her life has been consistent with that. Downward spiral. Accomplishments have been mostly limited to averting catastrophes.
The divine purpose of our relationship, Diana and me, is to compensate for my blindness. Everything I notice in Diana is something I am guilty of, just can't see it in a regular mirror.
Diana has been a total distortion-free mirror for me, and I have grown in this relationship more than in the previous 60 years altogether.
It also helps that we live far apart, she is a Southern gal, I am a New Yorker... we have never met. But we have accomplished feats of true soulmates.
Hallelujah. And thanks for Kabbalah. Without that I would run from the kind of people like Diana. I would stay in "blissful" ignorance and never grow.
I learned that maybe, just maybe I haven't stopped often enough, celebrated joyfully enough, appreciated what got done, the successes, the effort, the right direction, the whatever, enough.
A Kaizen moment... I am so lucky.