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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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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.
Binya
Ireland
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.
S
U.K.
March 23, 2017
Metamorphosis.
Yes.
Anonymous
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.
zak
San Diego
October 22, 2014
How does one do this ?
Anonymous
toronto
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.
Neville Park
Toronto, Canada
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!
valerie
akron, oh
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...
Gabriela
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.
Howard J. Brent
Ashburn, Va
July 25, 2012
Quantum leap
The beautiful human ability of going outside of yourself.
Actually renewing more than just yourself.
Anonymous
Quincy, Ca