Our words and thoughts are more than just talk; they're actually connected to something divine. * Even when we're not paying attention, what we say and think carries a hidden spiritual power. * On the Tanya lesson for 3 Tishrei, end of Iggeres Kodesh Epistle 19.
Let's zoom in on one big idea: the hidden spiritual power of our words and thoughts. The way we think and speak isn't just random; it's part of a bigger picture that connects us to something beyond ourselves.
Today's Tanya lesson explains that letters—the building blocks of words—show up in our actions, our speaking, and our thinking. The surprising part? The words we speak actually draw their energy from our thoughts. This means when we say something, that speech is carrying a tiny bit of something bigger and more spiritual from inside us.
So, why does this matter? It's the idea that we're not just speaking into the air. Every word we say is actually connected to our inner world of thoughts. This connection gives our words a sort of "life energy" that they wouldn't have otherwise.
What the Tanya lesson is getting at is pretty simple but really deep. It's saying that the letters we use in words aren't just ink on paper or sound in the air. These letters are alive in a way, and they get that life from our thoughts. "Thus, in those words and combinations, there remains the vestige of the thought that entered into them many times, and this serves as the life-force of the letters of his speech."
So what's the take-home message? Our daily life—how we speak, write, and think—is not just ordinary stuff. It's filled with tiny bits of a bigger, spiritual reality. It's like we're participating in something much greater than just our day-to-day routine.
And while we're waiting for brighter days ahead, knowing this can make our everyday lives feel more meaningful. Our words and thoughts aren't just passing moments; they're actually filled with a kind of divine energy.
In today's world, with so much noise around us—from TV to social media—it's easy to forget the impact of our words. But remember, what you say and think isn't trivial. It's part of a spiritual system that can make the world a better place. So the next time you're about to speak or send that text, remember: you're tapping into something big.