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The Quantum Leap

The Quantum Leap

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There are times when moving forward step by step is not enough.

There are times when you can’t just change what you do, how you speak and how you think about things.

Sometimes, you have to change who you are. You need to pick both feet off the ground and leap.

Sometimes, you need to change at your very core of being.

Public Letter for Passover, Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5736.

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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M. Diane Flushing, NY March 23, 2017

For Brenda B"H
Hello! I always study your posts. They are serious and hopeful. Will you please tell me exactly where in the Tanya or Zohar i go to find the instructions to which you refer in your post below? Exactly how to leap? Or are you referring to crouching, pulling back to build momentum? Actually, i am doing that right now; but, if there is something else specific and instructive that I may be missing, I would appreciate it if you could point me right to it and i can begin to read and study it over Shabbos (L-rd willing).
Thanks for taking the time to post and i hope you'll have a chance to respond.
Good Shabbos!
Good Shabbos everybody . Reply

Brenda Toronto, Canada March 23, 2017

Leap Out of your Self The Kabbalists instruct us how to leap out of our self - then your mind will leap into the next dimension. Here you will perceive a new world with values totally opposite to ours. Reply

Binya Ireland March 23, 2017

Interesting This is very true when one's whole being is working against G-d's hopes and dreams for you. If you are working to create an unhappy life, where you cannot enjoy His gift, then one must immediately do all that is necessary to place yourself on a path destined to create a happier and more beautiful environment. I truly believe that if you feel as if you are being "pushed" in a particular direction, you should trust that G-d is trying to lead you to a place of growth and safety. That will often disrupt your life, and may require you to "destroy" your foundation - or core - but I think trust is key. Listen and trust. He wants you to be happy. Reply

S U.K. March 23, 2017

Return Return to your former glory. You were not born unhappy, stressed, devious, cunning, argumentative, depressed (not clinical), jealous, proud, or any other trait that you feel is holding you back.

Desire what is good and steer yourself to goodness. Turn to Torah study in depth, learn Hebrew. Avoid what is not good for you until you can eradicated what is not so good from your life. Return to HaShem in the beauty that you were created to be.

Envision yourself moving toward the light from darkness. A lonely path, sometimes, in this world, eventually your light will shine as a beacon to other lights and eventually we are all drawn together by our inner light. Reply

Anonymous March 23, 2017

Metamorphosis.
Yes. Reply

zak San Diego October 22, 2014

phenomena two steps as minimalist For each new day given, one must also give into the day a new person. Rejoice in this moment to the One above that at least one old bad attribute will become a new good one. As one person may leap from the bad and land in the good. For good overwhelms the folly of the past and your reward for a new day. Reply

Anonymous toronto October 22, 2014

How does one do this ? Reply

Neville Park Toronto, Canada July 26, 2012

Leaping quantumly I believe we move in layers. Involvement of a heart to the principles of G-d's calling would better be seen as a series of conscious crossroads of thought. The world flow will either separate or integrate - as darkness ascends. and we should never be too old to learn or change. Reply

valerie akron, oh July 25, 2012

quantum leap WOW!!! i got a totally different feeling from this. to me, it didn't mean actually to 'change ourselves', but to stretch and grow in new ways, big time. (i.e., from personal experience, i've never been one to 'take charge,' BUT....finally, have definitely taken charge of several situations because it was necessary - it surprised, shocked, astounded me.....most of all, it felt GREAT! another - after working my entire life in high stress, responsible jobs, one day (of course i think G-d told me) 'it was enough.' so the next day quit/retired. scared? you bet. it's been a year and STILL no one believes it!!!! i thank G-d every day, many times, for the freedom and am not wasting it, try helping people who are sick --- me, the person who carried a suitcase in the car, taking off to far away places at the drop of a hat!) maybe these sound small, but to me, these and more (like donating platelets) have been fairly big leaps for me! my well being is enhanced! Reply

Gabriela July 25, 2012

Leap I agree it's not easy at all....but as we immerse ourselves in the study of Torah, it will change us completely....into G_d's likeness.....I remember 10 years ago, when I wasn't walking with Hashem.....i used to think that in certain situations to have an abortion was, in my opinion, ok. Today I value life about all, not only I'm against it, but as a lawyer I have taken active actions to promote life... Reply

Howard J. Brent Ashburn, Va July 25, 2012

Change I agree with Justin's comment about not changing who we are. Your comment that we are sometimes not able to change the way we think is to me misleading. Dr. Victor Frankl, author of Man's Search for Meaning, would disagree. If we change our thinking we change our life, is more accurate. Only G-D can change and cause a shift at the core of our being for He is the potter and we are the clay. This doesn't mean that we can't co-create and create the type of life we want. This is done through our thinking. Reply

Anonymous Quincy, Ca July 25, 2012

Quantum leap The beautiful human ability of going outside of yourself.
Actually renewing more than just yourself. Reply

Shoshana New Market, MD July 25, 2012

Quantum Leap Maybe the Rebbe isn't saying to completely overhaul your entire personality or self, but to choose to embrace a different aspect of yourself in order to change your perspective and ultimately your situation? Just a thought. This spoke to me today and I really needed it. Reply

ohra lopez Antipolo, Philippines July 25, 2012

Quantum leap yes you should change who you are. search your soul. and change spiritually for the better Reply

Anonymous Chicago, IL July 25, 2012

Leaping I too cannot conceptualize this leap. I have grown, learned, changed, etc. but still feel stuck n have no clue as how to go forward. I am orthodox n say n understand Tehillim too. I will refer to when King David feels his burdens and wants to flee like a bird and escape. But he concludes that he knows that his troubles will follow him wherever he goes. I am in a situation that I too want to flee from n experience a new n happier way of life, but physical limitations constrict me added to fear of change to a new unknown reality keep me stuck. My heart and soul yearn for more. My physical issues keep me in my quicksand.

So.. We ask you.. Besides changing and growing.. What do you mean by leap? Reply

Dwight D. Williams Garland, TX July 25, 2012

Change? Of course.. Do you have the same relationship with your parents today that you had ten years ago? Of course there is change.

As for the difficulty and feel---like learning to ride a bike. Reply

Justin Roth Staten Island, NY July 23, 2012

I completely disagree... One does not ever need to "change" who they are. Obviously, Hashem created man in His divine image, and changing who you are is going against your G-dly mission in life. As it says in Tehillim 139, verse 14: I will thank You, for I was formed in an awesome and wondrous way..." And in verse 16: Your eyes beheld my raw form; all [happenings] are inscribed in Your book, even those to be formed in future days - to Him they are the same.
So, you see, there is not only no reason to "change," but it actually goes against His Divine Will. Reply

Graham-Michael Wellington, New Zealand December 1, 2009

Quantum Leap It is like a new world. It is never easy but it is not difficult either. It feels great, wonderful - as in full of wonder - and more G-d given life than one could ever have imagined. Reply

Claudia December 1, 2009

Leap Have you ever actually done this yourself, Rabbi?

What's it like?

How difficult is it?

How does it feel? Reply