"עשיתי עשיתי עשיתי" – השבת כיום של Being | רועי הורן - שבת UNPLUGGED

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The wonderful creator Jimbo Jay gave us a tremendous rap song, which in my opinion is an important and profound reflection of Israeli life - the song "I did I do". Anyone who has not heard, who will stop everything and first of all will listen to the words and watch the clip , which is an integral part of the piece.

The song is a monologue by the proud Israeli, the "man-man", which describes his achievements so far: "I did .. I did ..". His life is nothing but a long check list, which he is proud to present to the guys, who are nothing but a resonance box for his impressive achievements. In a sense, the poem describes Yehuda Poliker's poem, " I Want Too," which reads a list of things that "He" also wants. Both songs reflect a familiar life in which we measure ourselves in the light of very defined social standards, and transmit incessant frivolity. Both of them, by the way, end in frustration - in the repetitive slogan of Poliker the song is "Where I am and where the whole world is"; In Jimbo's song, the protagonist is embroidered in a suit, continues to move, but the joy of life has left him in a cloud of worry and dissatisfaction. While Poliker's poem was widely written before the Facebook era, the ideal platform for creating feelings of inferiority, Jimbo Jay writes in our era,

Bottomless pit

But in Jimbo's song, there is another refinement, very important. He incorrectly recognized the value in spoken Hebrew. And so he goes on to say, "What did I serve? I did an army" .. And then: "What was I traveling for? I did India", and finally: "What did I use? I did drugs." The emphasis shifts from the object of the activity (army / trip / drug) to the doer himself. In fact, he seems to have "done" everything he did, just to tell him he did. He did not serve in the army, he did not allow himself to be a soldier, he did not contribute to the state. He "made" an army. And the evidence - when asked to stay permanently, he declares sharply - "I am mine - I did!" The absurdity of Israeli existence is further intensified as he describes his trip to India. After all, India is identified with the Shanti, with the place where time is slowly moving, the cow staring at you from side to side, as it has nowhere to hurry. While he, the macho Israeli, came and "made" India! He can't stay anywhere, he's in the pursuit of " I did, I did, "so that he could then enumerate himself and others all his suppliers. Finally, in the third house, he describes his ills with the drugs (easy, of course). So are these - for what purpose were they created? They have no purpose beyond themselves, they are net for the momentary experience (on the contrary - in the long run they can only do harm), whereas for what purpose is he "doing drugs"? For the sacred "I did" sacred. That the experience will enrich life, deepen it, discover soul and soul in hidden corners, it shrinks to frenzied action, which actually serves macho; the ultimate experience is the waving of " Achievements. "No wonder our heroes finishes such fatigue life. After all macho is a bottomless pit: the more you try to fill it more narcissistic experiences, its diameter will increase, and he just wants to swallow more and more. And finally, in the third house, he describes his feats with the drugs (easy, of course). After all, these too - for what purpose were they created? In order to give a person a little comfort, the possibility of detaching from oneself and one's troubles. They have no purpose beyond themselves, they are net for the momentary experience (on the contrary - in the long run they can only do harm). And what is he, for what is he "doing drugs"? For the sacred "I did" sacred. It is a perfect inversion of creativity: instead of experience enriching life, deepening it, discovering soul and soul in hidden corners, it shrinks into frenetic action that actually serves machoism; The ultimate experience is the wave of "achievements." No wonder then that our heroes end his life with such fatigue. Because the macho is a bottomless pit: the more you try to fill it with narcissistic experiences, its diameter grows, and it just wants to swallow more and more. And finally, in the third house, he describes his feats with the drugs (easy, of course). After all, these too - for what purpose were they created? In order to give a person a little comfort, the possibility of detaching from oneself and one's troubles. They have no purpose beyond themselves, they are net for the momentary experience (on the contrary - in the long run they can only do harm). And what is he, for what is he "doing drugs"? For the sacred "I did" sacred. It is a perfect inversion of creativity: instead of experience enriching life, deepening it, discovering soul and soul in hidden corners, it shrinks into frenetic action that actually serves machoism; The ultimate experience is the wave of "achievements." No wonder then that our heroes end his life with such fatigue. Because the macho is a bottomless pit: the more you try to fill it with narcissistic experiences, its diameter grows, and it just wants to swallow more and more. They have no purpose beyond themselves, they are net for the momentary experience (on the contrary - in the long run they can only do harm). And what is he, for what is he "doing drugs"? For the sacred "I did" sacred. It is a perfect inversion of creativity: instead of experience enriching life, deepening it, discovering soul and soul in hidden corners, it shrinks into frenetic action that actually serves machoism; The ultimate experience is the wave of "achievements." No wonder then that our heroes end his life with such fatigue. Because the macho is a bottomless pit: the more you try to fill it with narcissistic experiences, its diameter grows, and it just wants to swallow more and more. They have no purpose beyond themselves, they are net for the momentary experience (on the contrary - in the long run they can only do harm). And what is he, for what is he "doing drugs"? For the sacred "I did" sacred. It is a perfect inversion of creativity: instead of experience enriching life, deepening it, discovering soul and soul in hidden corners, it shrinks into frenetic action that actually serves machoism; The ultimate experience is the wave of "achievements." No wonder then that our heroes end his life with such fatigue. Because the macho is a bottomless pit: the more you try to fill it with narcissistic experiences, its diameter grows, and it just wants to swallow more and more. It is shrinking into a frenetic act that actually serves macho; The ultimate experience is the wave of "achievements." No wonder then that our heroes end his life with such fatigue. Because the macho is a bottomless pit: the more you try to fill it with narcissistic experiences, its diameter grows, and it just wants to swallow more and more. It is shrinking into a frenetic act that actually serves macho; The ultimate experience is the wave of "achievements." No wonder then that our heroes end his life with such fatigue. Because the macho is a bottomless pit: the more you try to fill it with narcissistic experiences, its diameter grows, and it just wants to swallow more and more.

A.D. Gordon once remarked that a person who does not have a "life" of his own will constantly try to take over the lives of others. The same is true here: If life does not provide a person with depth, he opens with him a springs of vitality, then they will never provide it, and he Will continue in the "I did," race until he gets tired, and gives up.

to be or not to be

The Great Psychoanalyst, Donald W. Winnicott has made a fundamental distinction between two basic states of mind: doing, being, and being. These are of course derived from the two main functions of the parent as he / she raises his / her child: the "operation" (feeding, swallowing, anesthesia, etc.) and love. The baby performs these two functions, and gradually, becomes a child who also knows how to "do" things (crawl, eat, dress), but also "to be": to think, to express positive emotions, and most importantly: to enjoy the game. As he grew further, he already knew how to function at higher levels, but he also knew how to enjoy culture, spiritual experiences, and intense emotional experiences. An infant who was not sufficiently nourished by the mother's being, Winnicott said, might be able to function, but it would be graceful, mechanical, and lacking creativity. Healthy life, Winnicott believes, is "play" (not play). Like an amusing grandfather with his grandson - getting down on his knees and roaring like a lion, all in order for both of them to enjoy themselves. Similarly, a person can also work, manage relationships, and worship God (if he is religious). Of course he will be serious when he needs to and even sad when the time is right, but in between, he will have deep being moments, moments that will serve nothing in the "doing" world, they will not advance any project, they will not add a penny to the bank account; These are moments of being in which the person resides and feels indirectly his sense of being (Winnicott talks a lot about the healthy reality of the baby, and of the adult).

Here it may be worth mentioning the origin of the word 'experience' in Hebrew. As you know, whoever renewed it is the man of the land (the Land of Israel!), The profound thinker, Aaron David Gordon. He did not feel satisfied with the word experience, which is the equivalent of the word experience in English. A person not only 'experiences' things, he lives them, he draws real animals from them. So he put together the words 'life' and 'hoya', and came out with 'hoya'. Chaya, not by chance at all, reminds us of our first mother - Chava. Her name was given to her, according to the Bible, because she was "the mother of all living." This is the deep vitality the mother / father feels when he sees his children. Life, if it is a life of creation, is an 'experience'. Today, this word has been created and used for every experience. But that's not what Gordon meant. His intention was for a place, which is difficult to define in words, since it is prior to words, in which a person indirectly feels the act he is doing. As in heaven, he works for work, and not for any external consideration.

 Do the Sabbath

Let's go back to Jimbo J, and the burst of doing the found Israeli. Seemingly plenty of doing: Varied service in the military, a long trip in India, indecent experiences with drugs and then - "make a hit .. make love .. make children" - "what a man needs to do". But if he is so full of action - why is he sad in the end? Why does he appear to be embalmed in a suit, a life that is not his life, at a pace he imposes on himself, when he has no internal desire for movement?

It seems clear to Winnicott's ideas. Doing, the compulsive doing of Israeli, has no blessing, no rest. It nurtures the 'false self', our extroverted images but contributes nothing to the 'true self'. Therefore the energies are running low. That's why a man wakes up one day and discovers that his life is not his; He did not choose them, he did not find an object there.

The idea of ​​Israeli Shabbat may be just the cure for it. "Come Saturday, come rest," says the Midrash. On Saturday, one should see "as if all his work was done." The Sabbath is a supposed day of being pure. He serves nothing else, and precisely because of that he is "the source of blessing", as the beautiful poem "Lacquer my uncle" says.

Furthermore. Shabbat is an amusement day: a day when pleasure is the basic commandment: "And you have called to sit for pleasure." Amusement (a self-entertaining word) is its central feature. The banquets are not functional - just for the sake of swearing - an event in itself; Even the prayers - no request or plea ("Saturday is a cry") - are pure spiritual pleasures, the ones that do not come from distress. So do the conversations, the games with the kids and more. Therefore, the sages called the Sabbath "a kind of the next world" - as if all the problems of this world do not exist in it. There is nothing in it ... everything 'present perfect', present perfect, lasting;

Whoever "purchases" this being also does his own thing. His 'doing' is not accompanied by the nervousness of success, of jealousy, of the need to prove achievement; His 'doing' takes on a dimension of amusement, of pleasure. Sages claimed that the Sabbath's sacredness extends through Tuesday, and from Wednesday onwards, the scented scent for the next Sabbath is already in the air. Life is between Saturday and Saturday: between being and being. Anyone who has the ability to be, stay, have fun really gets a life of doing better, more accurate, more true to his particular self.

Watch the fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ezbFpkGlw

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