The Unexpected

Life is precious. You never know what’s around the corner, nor can you plan for it. It throws you much happiness and many challenges. The month leading up to my planned 3 months in Israel brought both. In this month of November I was to fly to Israel having left my grandmother with loss of…

The Discovery

What scares people most is probably the discovery of truth, not the journey itself. There are those that having found the truth are not compelled to act on it, or their fear envelopes them and becomes greater than their need to live a life of honesty and integrity. Fear can cripple us and bring down…

The Search

The truth-seeking/truth-evading continuum is not a new one in popular psychology. On the extreme ends there are those who drop everything and everyone to seek the truth and those that do everything possible to avoid it. Most people look for more meaning, more satisfaction and more happiness in their lives, yet would not consider themselves…

Israel 2

Even though I went to Israel with specific questions about Judaism and the practice of the religion, I never realised what a profound effect the answers would have on me. I guess when you are open to the search then you should be open to dealing with the findings. I drilled everyone possible with my…

Israel 1

The first time I went to Israel was out of obligation and circumstance. I wanted to please my grandparents nagging pleas and I needed a cheap way to get to Italy. This would be the best option – 3 weeks on a dirt cheap program – get to explore the country, please my family and…

The Beginnings

I have always been a seeker of truth. Never was what everyone else did an excuse enough for me to do the same. I always wanted to know why I should do the same – what will it do for me, why should I get involved? I’ve always been in this way a strong-headed person….