Soon after I experienced a “spiritual awakening” in which the question mark of life seemed to be transformed into an exclamation point. My personal struggles all dropped away, and I seemed to be filled with "light." That "light" was kind of like love, kind of like bliss, but more basic than either – like the stuff from which love and bliss are made.
The experience only lasted a few weeks, however, and that is when the journey to recover the simplicity and directness of that perception began.
In 1998, I experienced a second awakening which caused a lasting shift and opened the door to that simple and liberating openness I now wholeheartedly share with others like you.
- Reb Brian Yosef