It is often difficult to be present in the moment
when our minds are constantly racing towards the future or dwelling
on the past. Sometimes it is hard to let go of certain things that
happen to us. We don't see the light in the situation because we
are paralyzed either by anger, sadness or some other negative emotion.
Our task, as we journey higher, is to seek the Creator's Light in
every situation, good or bad. I would like to offer you a meditation
that may help you to live in the here and the now and may help you
to infuse the Light into every moment, especially the ones that make
you want to run.
This is an ancient meditation and the goal is to
experience the Sh'chinah, the Creator's Presence, in every moment
and every situation. When we chant this, it is most powerful. When
we transform the words through daily practice into experience of
the Divine Presence, our lives can be dramatically affected.
Shiviti Adonai l'negdi tamid.
I have set Hashem before me always.
You can chant this as many times as you wish. May
this exercise help us to experience the Sh'chinah in every moment
and to remember an important truth: we are never alone.