AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5775
Page 11 of pamphlet – (at second to last line of page. Line begins: 'vehagum...'). Page 9 of the book. For text see below.
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A human being's movements are never robotic. His total awareness is always present at every level.
When he walks towards a destination, he may be accompanied by a dog. They have completely different orientations. The dog is exclusively aware of the path. The human being is always aware of the full reality...
This is the sechel element manifest on the lowest level of functionality.
The human being has a presence in the world that is not a 'stranger in a strange place'. Wherever he is, he is fully oriented...
A 'good person' is beyond the act of doing good deeds to the needy – his atribute of chesed/kindness is vibrant – he sees with a good eye. Just like the hand is always on the ready, not just when action is needed. Even when the good hand is relaxing, it is for the sake of action. The element of midot/emotions is present continually. The vitality does not come to a lifeless entity.
In a living human being there is never, 'nothing going on'. He is continually observing and relating.
It is a continual awareness of the reality that the sechel/mind provides. This is the sechel providing the background for the midot/emotions.
Walking is a faculty is n the soul of man. As the faculties of the soul are dressed in the body it is a reflective of the soul, but implemented in a different way.