the goal of all goals is to be G‑dlike, to resemble the Creator
Himself, to be a divine being -- a powerhouse of creativity, action and
Simply speaking, our
bodies inhabit a
physical, material reality.
This is our Outer World. Our personalities, psyches, souls on the other
in the world of thought, a non-physical, non-material existence. This
is our Inner
World. The Inner is the power house of the Outer, instructing it --
it to achieve, succeed, enjoy, etc. The thoughts we invest in our
affect their success. How we look at others affects how we treat them.
influences our actions, and almost everything that happens to us.
However, this is not yet
World. Rather it is the inner
aspect of the Outer World, our Inner Outer World. The thoughts we
about the physical world around us are also, in a sense, a part of the physical world. They are the
battery that pushes the Outer
What then is our true
This is a world we don't
see with physical eyes. While it is just as real as our Outer World, we
it only within our mind.
Inner Inner World
Imagine dying and leaving
What are you left with?
You still have your essential personality. You also have your memories.
our rabbis teach us, you have something much greater. For as long as
in this world, you are cut off from the higher aspects of your soul. In
however, you reconnect with your inner self.
This is our Inner World. However, this world is not only for then; it
for now. Even before we die, we can, in some small way, visit the
spend time there. With our imagination, elevated, meditative thought,
Torah study and prayer, we enter this world.
This reality we also
divide into two.
There is the outer
appearance of this world, our Outer Inner World. And then there is the
powerhouse which shapes and powers this inner reality. This is Desire,
and faith, our essence and ultimate strength.