Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Receive with Simplicity

"Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you."  Rashi (1040-1105)  This is the opening line in the movie A Serious Man.  I loved the movie and could comment on how I think this quote relates to the movie, but I would rather think of it in broader terms as it relates to all of us in our everyday lives.

It is incredibly difficult to receive everything with simplicity.  Our brains tend to analyze, dissect, digress and basically over think everything that happens to us.  How do we slow down our minds to be present in the simplicity of a moment?  I guess the best answer is to practice with great diligence.  It is worth the effort.


  1. Thanks Rita - needed this one today! I've been looking for this movie - we've been wanting to see it. : )

  2. I've never even heard of the movie! I think I need to see it. I love the quote.