Finding Oneself

Each individual finds himself within himself.
Then he finds himself within his surroundings:
His friends, community and people.

The community finds itself within itself.
Then it finds itself within all humanity.

Humanity finds itself within itself—at least, at first.
Then it finds itself within the world.

The world finds itself within itself.
Then it finds itself within all the worlds surrounding it.

The entirety of universal encompassing finds itself within itself.
Then it finds itself within the all-inclusive, supernal classification of all concepts of universe.

The concept of universe finds itself within itself.
Then it finds itself within the full treasury, the supernal light, the multitude of life as well as the source of its days, and in the divine illumination.

All of these recognitions fuse together.
They become one unit, whose inclusiveness is infinitely glorious, whose particular nature is strong, flawless, whole and outstanding–
Endless and perpetual.

The flow of life flows ever more strongly
And the light of holiness grows ever more strongly.
“The singers and flute-players [proclaim] together:
All of my wellsprings are within you, [Zion]!” (Psalms 87:7).

~ Rabbi Abraham Issac Kook

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