Revelation is … pointing to joy. My intention for the new year was to notice joy. One way of practicing this is when I’m in a moment, I say to myself ‘this is joy,’ as if I’m pointing to it. Noticing a flower – ‘this is joy’; a conversation with a friend – ‘this is joy’; a look on my child’s face – ‘this is joy’; reading a book I love – ‘this is joy.’ Jon Kabat-Zinn says that “we have got to pause in our experience long enough to let the present moment sink in;..” By pointing to joy in the moment, that is my pause and revelation.
9th day of the Jewish month of Teves -the month of Revelation