Wow, it's 1-1-11 ... or now that Shabbat is over in Jerusalem, it's the 26th of Tevet 5771 ... or now that most of the rest of the World has crossed over midnight of January 1st 2011, on the Universal Business Calendar it's Q111.
It's not so easy living on 3 calendar systems simultaneously! The Hebrew calendar, the Gregorian calendar and the Business calendar ... the mind may boggle sooner or later, but time marches on, and only in one direction ... forward. At least that's what most people think.
And yet even though the clock and calendar tell us one thing, our hearts and memories may indeed tell us another. Some of us yearn for time travel to escape our woes, others yearn for it to revisit the past and repair damages that may have been done.
So we'll tell you a secret - the deepest secret yet the most obvious thing. Everybody knows there's no such thing as "time" in Eternity - in fact, the entire concept of Eternity is a condition of timelessness. "Time" is something HKBH invented to go with "Space" - the time/space continuum, so to speak - where all of Creation dwells - because created things have time/space limitations ... but the soul, now that's another story.
The soul dwells in Eternity where there is no time. To connect to Eternity we go higher and higher, ascending and ascending (like rungs on a ladder) until we reach the arena of Oneness from which our souls descended into these time/space bodies to begin with.
How? Through connection to HaShem, Creator of All, HKBH (HaKadosh Baruch Hu - The Holy One, Blessed Be). Through that connection we transcend time/space. Through that connection, the higher we go the closer we get, the closer we get the more we become one with The One.
So we bless you all and please bless us back that no matter what day it is in your world - Q111, 1-1-11 or 26th of Tevet - that this day and every day you keep going higher and higher, ascending from one rung on the ladder of life to the next one, always growing and moving in a positive direction, closer and closer to HKBH and to each other until we're all truly ONE.
You can be sure we're climbing with you, step by step. 2011 - here we come!