The future exists only in order for us to annul it and draw it into the present. For that I have to imagine that the Creator controls me at every moment and for me there is no next moment, since I am completely in His authority.
“The long path is short, and the short path is long.” The Creator wants us to see ourselves not as the righteous who have nothing to correct but as sinners, and to rise above our defects, above our separation and inability to bestow.
The horse’s freedom of will lies in working against his desire—that is where he reveals freedom of choice: always being in the Creator’s authority, in adhesion with Him. The state cannot be frozen—it is always changing. I must change myself, remaining in constant adhesion with the Creator.
A person for whom the present and future are the same thing feels that he already exists in the revelation of the Creator now, meaning everything that happens is a manifestation of the upper force’s actions.
“Thou hast hemmed me in behind and before”—in the Creator’s revelation and concealment. “His Kingdom rules over all”—everything will return to its root, “There is no place that is free from Him”—the difference is, whether it’s in the “present” or in the “future.” One who merits uniting both worlds reveals them in the “present.”
It is an error to think that I decided or did anything wrong in the past, which led to a bad state today. By that I deny the Creator’s singularity, asserting that His governance did not exist in the past and I was in control. It’s forbidden to regret about the past. I must adhere to the present.
I reveal that I am a sinner and strive to become righteous. The righteous is the one who justifies the Creator. Nothing is required of us except this justification—everything else is done from above.
I decide whether the path is long or short based on the ability to justify the Creator. I may be at the very beginning of the path, but I attach myself to the Creator completely. It is not the state itself that matters to Him but our efforts, for we cherish a baby’s efforts in trifling matters and are touched by them more than by teenager’s achievements.
The Creator always controls us, like a rider controls a horse, leading it toward goodness. If I reveal the good upper governance, then the difference between the present and future disappears for me—everything ends at the present moment. As soon as I attain adhesion with the Creator, time disappears.
One can be detached from the Creator, but this is an opportunity to show one’s devotion and closeness to Him. Thus, the long path becomes short. While the short path becomes long if one thinks that he’s already close to the Creator. Judging based on the ability to justify the Creator—we’ll reach correction.
From Twitter, 12/10/19