...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Sunday, March 06, 2005

"You are Lisa Simpson."

Some wisdom from the Hasidic masters, as recorded in Back to the Sources: Reading the Classical Jewish Texts, edited by Barry W. Holtz:

"...We are here reminded of a famous quip attributed to Rabbi Zusya of Anipolye: 'When I reach the true world,' he said, 'they will not ask me why I wasn't Moses. They will ask me why I wasn't Zusya.'"

I like that a lot. We don't have to be Moses, or Jesus: we need to be ourselves, and the rest will follow.

May we all cultivate and realize our true selves.