| Role Playing I
Imagine you know two people, a wonderful man and an equally wonderful
woman. You believe strongly that they would make a marvelous couple.
However, both of them are shy, and you need to go to work hard to bring
them together. Still, it's worth it. This is Step 1. Step 2 is, once
you have danced with the new couple at their wedding, you must
disappear and leave them to themselves.
Similarly, we wish to unite the Creator with His people. This is in
itself not a simple goal. Still, this goal does deserve special
attention. One element that will help us make progress here is
selflessness. If we can put our own needs aside, and work towards the
goal for a while, we will definitely taste some success.
Role Playing II
Imagine you are a woman married to a talented, intelligent man. You
sense however, that while he provides you with your physical needs, he
is distant from you. How can you draw him closer to yourself? What
mistakes are you making to cause him to withdraw?
Now, accordingly, think like this. What mistakes are we making that
cause the Creator to withdraw his heavenly inspiration away from us?
How can we, as individuals, and together as a people, improve ourselves?
Role Playing III
Imagine you are a beautiful woman married to a loving man. He cares for
you deeply and constantly gives you expensive gifts. Still, you're not
happy. What is wrong?
The solution could well be that you are locked within yourself. Your
eyes, ears and heart are blocked, and you can't appreciate the kindness
of your husband -- how deeply he wishes to encourage and build you.
Start then to think grateful thoughts, speak out your appreciation --
and see the beauty of your marriage.
Now, adapt this parable to reality. The Creator is your dear husband.
Still, your negativity forms a barrier that stops you from enjoying His
precious gifts. It stops you from realizing the many opportunities
every day offers you.