Got Life? How Do Wine and Life Go Together with U KNOW HU?
Number "180" evokes, in Hebrew, which correlates numbers and words, a powerful image of Life…more precisely, Life, ten times over. "18" correlates or translates as “Life”. "180", being 18 times 10, is Life overflowing!
The implication is that life is varied and multi-faceted, giving you more to face, at times, than you feel capable of doing.
One Judaic interpretation is that it is not enough to be alive…dragging through the day, ensconced in life’s seeming repetitions. Having a Soul includes responsibility to consciously be alive and engage life as much as possible, throughout the day, everyday… and pausing, weekly, to see what transpired, while breathing in all the blessings: what was done and what was better left undone.
In Hebrew, the toast with wine is L’Chaim! To Life! The word “Chaim” is a plural word, “Lifes”, that being fully alive means invoking times to sing Life’s blessings, toasting precious moments and basking in awareness of life’s richness.
That invites the presence of U KNOW HU, my word for the Divine, for those so inclined: U KNOW HU, as in HU U KNOW, being U HU KNOW. Practically speaking, it translates into how you engage people, time and circumstances. Thinking in terms of HU U KNOW, more than who you know, inclines you/U to be and do your best. What a great toast to proclaim to your spouse, friend or colleague: This partnership is Divine!
A prescription for Life: do your work in good time. Then give yourself time to stop and savor the times. May each toast you/U proclaim bring new joy and energy to life, in the Lives of HU U KNOW
To wonderful LIVES!
REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR SIPPIN’:
- When do you feel most alive?
- What toast had a special impact on you or someone you know?
- How can/do you use your toasting to bring more energy to life?
- (Raise your own question… as you are invited to do in Sippin’ on Top of the World)