One thinks – why should G-d answer me?
The Torah tells us that G-d answers the thief that on his quest to rob a house – he prays he will not be caught.
Why? A parent loves his or her children. G-d loves his children as well, even if we are not there yet.
Obviously a person who is completely righteous – following Torah & Mitzvot – who prays to G-d will be more readily answered – but that does not exclude the average Joe – like you and I – from being answered.
G-d answers the sincere. Those who reach out to Hash-m to him sincerely will not usually leave without some kind of answer or consolation.
Spirituality is being close to G-d.
But what is the secret to become closer to G-d?
I was talking to a Friend who had a transcendental experience. He’s writing about it – telling his experience and a method of achieving a higher realm of spirituality.
He told me – that happiness is a product of letting go of one’s material dependencies. One thinks that getting a new car will make them happy. Perhaps. But the car gets old – we lose the excitement. Attached to the physical we limit our happiness because the physical is limited.
When we make our happiness dependent upon the material – like the stock market – the stock goes up – we are happy. The stock goes down – it brings the mood down.
When we let go of the grudges, the hatred, let go of the desires, let go of materialism – we allow our souls to express itself. Our soul is the real self. The body is just an outer shell – a physical representation of the soul.
A person says – I want to be myself. They are on to something. That happiness arrives when one reaches their true self. But people mistakenly think that their self is their body. Really, their self is their soul. Please the soul, by doing kindness, By learning Torah, by doing Mitzvot – and happiness follows. Why Torah? It is the only divine law whose giving by G-d was witnessed by millions of witnesses – the Jews at Mount Sinai.
Giving is living. Taking is not.
Why did many billionaires take upon themselves to give much of their wealth to charity? They realize that a person is here in this world not to accumulate wealth but to give and do good. They could afford any pleasure – but they choose to give it away for the good of society – and thereby become a greater individual – a greater soul.
A person attached to the spiritual – is attached to the unending light. Thus happiness does not end.