“…we might ponder whether it is even possible or advisable to ‘filter’ or ‘fence off’ the multiple messages that come our way each day.”

    • February 1, 2019 at 12:09 am #121
      Steve Sager

      Especially with increasing stimuli, we try to be aware of our “fence-off” responses, some of which might surprise us. The Hebrew poet, Zelda, was surprised by her own reaction to a Jerusalem beggar-woman who offered her the gift of a small jar of honey:

      for I had to shatter seven walls of refusal
      to be able to accept from her hand
      honey offered as a gift of friendship.

      (Zelda, “In The Shade Of The Oak”)


      (commentary originally appears in Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology)

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