Yearning seems to have gone out of fashion, now that we have nearly everything at our fingertips digitally. We can have and know whatever we want, whenever we want it. Well, maybe not everything.
Josh Bernoff wrote a post called How To Yearn in 2016, but I just read it today. Turns out, I yearn often. I'm not ashamed of it at all because it seems to be a favorite activity of my soul. Frankly, I believe our eternal souls are built for yearning. It's what they (we) do.
My favorite quote from the post is, "Adjust your dream. Pivot to a new space that leverages your existing skills. Yearn intelligently. You find the secret path. And that could take you anywhere." Bernoff is talking about yearning in the context of a business or a career.
I am talking about yearning in the context of the journey of my soul. It never ends, so there's a lot of pivoting going on, as Bernhoff advises, "...pivot to a new space."
A new space is not what my soul needs, It's in the perfect space, being connected to God. The new space that's needed, from my perspective, is in my heart and mind's understanding of my soul's yearning. My head and my heart seems to get all caught up with satisfying short-term desires, although they may seem long-term in this life.
My soul yearns for the long term, eternal desire for good. Jewish yearning is soul yearning.