Parasha Pinchas 5780 – Trust Your Intuition, Accept the Outcome In Brachot, when R. Eliezer was ill, his disciples came to him. They asked him, “Master, teach us the paths of life so that through them we may merit the life of the world to come.” One of the things he said to them was,...
"when we strengthen ourselves to connect to the hidden part of the Torah, the hidden part of ourselves - that which has not been revealed, then we realize that there is nothing but infinite potential"
"Sometimes we are faced with challenging situations that are real and sometimes even truly frightening, and this should be acknowledged."
we each stand at the “border” of spiritual growth, moving into a place of deeper, more clear connection to HaShem we are faced with the voices inside that tell us to look at the “facts”
"Each individual could clearly see that acknowledgment and forgiveness was the gateway to devekus as they entered into Shabbos."
"The loneliest place in the world is in a crowded room, a room full of people who are doing their thing, laughing, enjoying each other, maybe singing, maybe learning, maybe praying - but not seeing you."
"This is our avoda, to never hold onto resentment toward HaShem, to crown Him King in every situation of our lives in order that His Divine presence can move through us to bring the revelation of His light and Kingship into this world."
"In my heart I know that the avoda of this pasuk is not about “becoming holy” or changing something that I am not into something that is better."
"What is unique about our tears? They are both salt & water - our tears are both the mikveh and the salt for the korban necessary to revive our souls to their unique potential and to remove the barriers between us and HaShem."
"Each one of us has to have the integrity to stop for a moment and check in. Are we present? Are we focusing on the task or the mitzvah that HaShem has put before us in order to connect to him?"