To give you a preview, a foreshadowing of what is to come later in the book, I wish to present one of my own overarching themes in this brief description of a mythic map.
I believe that the creator, the infinite Divine, aka the Tao aka Ayn Sof, needs us.
I believe that the act of creation did not go as planned.
I believe that the act of creation led to the cosmos being flawed and in a state of disharmony.
I believe that sentient beings were created to help restore harmony, although this is a choice that each one of us has to make throughout our lifetime.
We are needed by the infinite Divine/ Tao/ Ayn Sof to restore harmony to ourselves, to the cosmos and to the Divine / Tao/ Ayn Sof.
This task that we may choose to participate in is called in Hebrew: Tikkun Olam. That phrase means in English, to heal / to restore/ to repair / the World aka the cosmos.
You are here because you are needed to contribute to this cosmic need.
You are here to assist in restoring, repairing, and healing yourself, the cosmos and the Divine.
You can do this at every moment of your life.
You can do this by any act of goodness, truth, beauty, justice, and harmony.
Will you answer the call of the Divine?
Will you help?
And if not now, when?
[from my book Find Your Way, pp 9-10)