Your thoughts are not you, and some magic

With two of my most beloved heroes ever, Tamar Solomon Zak and Ora Gavriely

Who are you then, if your thoughts are not you?

That’s a good question, can you answer it? In any case, what you think, your opinions, and reflections, like those of mine in this blog, are yours, but they are not you.

Take a second to let that sink in. 

Have you ever given that a thought? 


According to Martha Beck, we can find ourselves in a space of Wordlessness, where we experience the world directly without words or thoughts about our experience. Just the direct experience. 

The way to get to that space, she says, is to tap into the “whole brain” function or let the right side of our brain be in the forefront for a while. 

Blurring all the “shoulds,” “woulds,” “coulds,” and just being in the present moment, feeling the energy of it.

She also gives some exercises to practice getting into that space, which she calls a step into a world of magic. 

Practice, Practice, Practice

“People never learn by being told, they have to find out for themselves,” Paulo Coelho

So I tried some of these exercises this morning and got into a deeply grateful space where all my  “heroes” suddenly came up. The people who made, some of whom still make, a real difference in my life. 

They seemed to be quite a few people, and I was overwhelmed with a sensation of gratitude that made my eyes wet.

If you are reading this, you are probably one of these precious people, and I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for having been there and still being here in my life, making a real difference. 

If you are one of my heroes, you know you are, I hope, if not, you can ask. In any case, please say hi in the comments below. 


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  • Eviatar Nevo

    I admire this blog. Heroes are truly few in one's life,
    Essentially we live solitarily and lonely as Beckett correctly recognized. No man or woman is a hero.However infrequently we identify personalities who touch us spiritually, mentally, or both. This rare finding is one's best treasure. It should be cherished and eternally cultivated sinces loneliness is a treasure only to a few of us "social" beings, With much love, Dad.

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