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Truly Small

Truly Small


The truly humble person is not one who feels worthless or inferior.

True smallness is what happens when a person stops thinking, “What will be with me?”
and instead thinks, “What is needed of me right now?”

By Tzvi Freeman
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Subscribe and get your dose daily. Or order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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Anonymous harrogate February 10, 2014

You all speak so much sense! Reply

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman March 31, 2011

To Sonya Sonya, that's a brilliant connection! I hadn't realized until you pointed it out that the two are commentaries each upon the other. Reply

Anonymous amarillo, TX March 28, 2011

Truly Small I hope alot of people read this. Thank you. Reply

elisheva bracha brooklyn, ny March 25, 2011

what about whats good for them what do they need? I dont know if im humble but I think always for others first before myaelf, for myself I just figure like this hashem will give me wat I need I dont need to think or worry about myself. Reply

Sonya March 25, 2011

Being small Dear Rabbi Freeman, Thanks for all your teachings here as well as at Shifra's Quantum Healing and Soul.Your words, like Baal Shemtov's are profound in their seeming simplicity.If I may offer a comment that instead of referring to African "kumbaktu?", you might expand on Hillel's famous teachings,eg,If I am only for myself-who am I?, etc.Yasher Koah & may you & klal Israel go from strength to strength. Reply

Mr. john smith March 25, 2011

nothing is needed if you follow all mitvahs or not there is only one who controls the universe. "stops thinking.....instead thinks"???? Reply

Mordecai Normanton Heckmondwike, UK March 25, 2011

just give thanks when we come to G-d, it is good just to come, not asking anything but just to come, as son or daughter with love in are hearts and be thankfull, I love you G-d and knowing that G-d loves us. no matter how far we move away for G-d we can always come back to are Father sweet G-d i thank you, for your love. just remamber to keep heart Messiah are soon coming King is coming soon and verry soon. Have a good Shabbat G-d bless Reply

Arash, jahangholi fereidani Karaj, Iran March 25, 2011

shalom - dorood dear rabbi ,

i follow your words. They are deep and full of wisdom. thank you. Reply

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