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Unimaginable Journeys

Unimaginable Journeys

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Each journey the soul travels takes her higher.

Some journeys are painful, but with purpose. The purpose overwhelms the pain and transforms it into joy.

Some journeys are painful, but with no purpose in sight. There is no medicine to wash away the pain.

There is no medicine, other than the faith that every journey the soul travels takes her higher. Some so much higher, she cannot even imagine their meaning. Until she arrives.

Likutei Sichot, vol. 14, pg. 325. Vayishlach 5714:2-6. Shmot 5719:3-4.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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March 1, 2015
Beautiful
Adasa
May 21, 2009
Poet?
You are a poet or psalmist. Awesome way you word your lessons. They speak to my spirit.
Lana Claycamp
Wichita Falls, Tex.
May 20, 2009
Yisrael
You are so right, Rashakelah.

I agree, Naomi: Running away does not work at all. We have no other choice than face Destiny and work to overcome problems. No other way around...
Carmen
May 18, 2009
struggler
we shouldn't be afraid of struggle, because our name YIsrael represent it, from Yakaav to YIsrael, but within our struggle we can always overcome, for sure.
Rashakelah Yeazeahn
Casa, morocco
May 18, 2009
Unimaginable journeys
I understand Carmen's perspective. Although we know in our minds that a larger plan is at work, our hearts still feel the sharp stabbing pain of the moment.You said, "There is no medicine." And I would have to agree. But oh, how many of us have tried to drink, pop, buy, bet, or essential-oil our way out of the pain. Then (hopefully) one day you realize that all those bandaids only stop you from healing the wound.
Naomi
May 17, 2009
"She"
I like the use of the female pronoun in this one. I don't know whether that has to do with your discussing the soul and thus linking the ethereal with the feminine, but it is a refreshing welcome after reading so many "he's" and "his."
Yetta Simcha
BK, NY
May 17, 2009
Thank you.
After a very trying week wrestling with spiritual as well as family, economic and health issues I was totally overwhelmed.

I just sat down to read my e-mail and truly believe that G-d has spoken to me through you.
Thank you for pulling me out and up once more.
Keep up the great work!
Miriam
Hollywood, FL
May 17, 2009
Fear of big challenges,fear of ugly challenges
"But in each of these, a sense of purpose overwhelms the pain and brings its own joy"

Sometimes the fear overwhelms the joy,despite the sense of purpose,despite knowing G'od is at our side,because even He being at our side ,He can command painfull experiences that frighten us.
Carmen
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