Think of yourself as nothing


Think of yourself as nothing,
And totally forget yourself when you pray.
Only have in mind that you are praying for the Divine Prescence
You can then enter the Universe of Thought,
A state that is beyond time.
Everything in this realm is the same, life and death, land and sea
But in order to enter the Universe of Thought where all is the same,
you must relinquish your ego, and forget all your troubles

  • The Maggid of Mezeritch (trans, Aryeh Kaplan)

Jewish Mystics