Tel Aviv, 2017


Here are some predictions for 5778. I’m pretty confident they’ll come to pass.

5778 will be a year of…

radical love and radical hatred

profound peace and profound violence

deep connection and deep alienation

wisdom and folly

clarity and ambiguity

health and sickness

laughter and tears

life and death

progress and decline

momentum and inertia

understanding and ignorance

awakening and mindlessness

blossoming and annihilation

hope and despair

courage and fear

showing up and disappearing

abundance and scarcity

My confidence in these predictions is based on the fact that 5778 has already been all of these things and more. Often in the same moment. Every moment that this earth spins, so long as we’re here to dance on it, all of these phenomena exist simultaneously. It’s all happening now. And now again. To assert anything otherwise is to deny and ignore the complexity, richness, and infinite potential of the present moment. It’s all happening now. And I feel that its our task to cultivate within ourselves a witness to it all. To lift up that which we feel needs to be lifted up and to lovingly discard that which we think is hurtful to us, all humanity, and earth.

Predictions for 5778

2 thoughts on “Predictions for 5778

  • September 27, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Beautifully said.

    The complexity of needing one to have the other is beautiful yet angering. The same breezes that caress our faces as we enjoy a beautiful day, destroy homes and lives.

    A striking, harsh, passionate dance that you know would not be as mesmerizing with one partner missing.

    • September 27, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Rivkah– what a beautiful comment. The breeze is a perfect metaphor!

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