We listen to the heart beat; we listen to the lungs breathe; we listen to the brain blame. 

That is what the brain is doing: listening for a reason to explain why we feel so badly. 

We feel so badly simply because we are human and alive. 

That is painful to hear.

Enlightenment is a destructive process, it’s the complete eradication of everything we have heard to be true.

And, in the confounding moments when the din of delusion is removed,

We are made into the rarest of sounds: we become a silence where the impersonal and limitless love of God can be heard.

Now is the demise of everything we have heard to be true,

and the beginning of hearing


For more writing on High Holidays, click here to read: Martyrology for those who are still alive