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For hundreds of years—perhaps since the beginning of creation—a piece of the world has been waiting for your soul to purify and repair it. And you are there . . . now.

There Now

There Now

A Vacation Meditation

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There Now: A Vacation Meditation

For hundreds of years—perhaps since the beginning of creation—a piece of the world has been waiting for your soul to purify and repair it. And you are there . . . now.
Vacation, Mission in Life, A Person's, Divine Providence
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Luana P Mason Oak Lawn, IL July 25, 2016

The time is now Thanks for reinforcing the message of my destination soon to be realized as Spoken by Hashem, I must do as He has Spoken. Reply

Jorge Qro. Mexico June 24, 2016

The only place I know that has really helped my neshama in her spiritual struggle is this Chabad; now I wonder, how to find the mitzvah that belongs to this place alone. I tell you, honestly, I do want to find it.
Not long ago, here in Chabad, I read an advice from the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, to someone who where very fond of playing chess. The Rebbe advised him not to play on the entire Shabbat, no matter if the game were lost. I took the advice to heart for myself. It's not really a mitzvah, but it looks like. And Oh surprise, all my game discomforts went away. Reply

Pat Illinois June 23, 2016

Brilliant What a beautifully inspiring thought. It shall be done. Thank you Rabbi Freeman. Reply

M. Diane Flushing, NY June 21, 2016

Thank you so much for these thoughtful words, so full of meaning. These are words to remember even if we do not get a chance to wander throughout G-d's beautiful natural settings. If we take our vacations at home we can still be inspired by this gorgeous video. Beauty and peace completely enveloped me as I watched and listened to this reassuring and instructional message. I am sure I will watch it again ... and again.
Thank you. Reply

Mr. Peter Bronks April 5, 2010

Fullfillment. Shalom.
Thank you for those beautiful views and words. I am planning to visit Tzfat and Meron this year and will say Torah at the last resting place of The Ari and at the tomb of Shimon Bar Yochai. Reply

chaim May 7, 2009

i am looking i want to take those words with me wherever i go, but i know it will be a challenge to remember them when i fall into my sick mind.
however, it can take me higher when in the time of feeling truth. Reply

Michal Passau, Germany May 13, 2008

There Now Dear Rabbi Freeman,
although I said it already many times how much I love this video, the pictures as well as the words. I could look at it every day.
I see it is true. Every word of it and also every picture.
When I think of "Chabad", what it means to me, I think of this vacation meditation.
It makes me happy and content and thankful. I understand things in my life I would not be able to understand without hearing these words (and the pictures
are part of it. The first picture is extraordinary beautiful and makes me feel, that I am part of G-ds creation. Very tiny in this huge universe.
Allow me to thank you for all of this again. Everything belongs to it. Even the strings of the guitar and the beautiful voice, G-d gave you. Reply

Michal Evenari Passau, Germany August 26, 2006

I have been at the place waiting fore me Without this wonderful film and text I would not have known its meaning. Thank you so much.
I was at the Adriatic sea in Italy, and Hashem was there too. Reply

Anonymous August 24, 2006

wow! that was just amazing! I want more of these! Reply

dave man, uk August 23, 2006

so powerfull and so true... rabbi freeman you are great! Reply

Anonymous chicago, ill. August 17, 2006

Thank you Thank you for your beautifull reminder! inspired by this- i said an extra brocha and word of torah in the HIlls and Caverns of Arizona! Reply

Mark Cameron Walsenburg, Colorado August 15, 2006

Being Haven't you and I really been here forever? True, before we were zygotes, our form was more...diverse...as haploid reproductive cells carried by our parents, and we were practically in two different places at once, but it was still "us", just like everything else which eventually accumulates form into life. Before that, we were changing even more rapidly, from many different locations of various cell nutrients toward the cell. We were food. Before that we were minerals in soil, photons in light, and water in clouds, among other things...and long ago we were stardust, too. Should it really be any surprise that we have been here forever, in some form? Before, we were merely anticipated by the universe, but after all of our footsteps have fallen, are we then remembered...forever?
In fact, what else do we really ever "have", ultimately, other than memory?
Hope is always based on memory...quite ironically...
Wow! See how inspiring you are? Reply

linda via chabadofmarinadelrey.com August 11, 2006

Beautiful camerawork. Beautiful thoughts. Reply