Every day we recite the Shema as our proclamation of our Jewish faith. In this incredible discourse we learn the power of this short phrase. By meditating on the inner meaning of these words we can propel ourselves to the greatest spiritual heights. It focuses on the aspect of pleasure and how all the pleasures that we know are but the “waste” of the real pleasures in the higher plains. When we fully appreciate this truth all of our drives converge into one singular drive to touch the divine.