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There are sparks of light hidden in this world. Some you can find and liberate: When you “know G‑d in all your ways,” finding Him in whatever you do, those sparks jump out at you and their light is released.

But then there are sparks of such intensity that they had to be buried in the deepest bowels of the material realm and locked away in thick darkness. These are sparks that no ordinary search could uncover: Your intellect has no power even to approach them. Your deeds could never dig that deep. Your eyes would be blinded by their brilliance and by the profundity of the darkness surrounding them.

The only tools you have to liberate those sparks are the ones that supersede your intellect and your senses. These are the inner powers that are revealed when your inner resolve is brought to the test.

This is the reason our generation is so challenged again and again: We are redeeming the final sparks of light.

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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February 7, 2013
Being Tested
Without this light we can't live with that spark being tested everyday.

Thank You
Eugina Giovanna Herrera
New York City, New York
February 6, 2013
THE Challenge - uniting the sparks.
Our work is to discover the interconnection between us and the power of the whole system. This perception takes us to the next level of life.
Toronto, Canada
February 6, 2013
How true!
This is true. I have been through those depths and came out understanding these words.
New York
October 12, 2010
This article is luminously written, and just what I needed!
Thank you for posting, Rabbi Tzi
October 12, 2010
This article is luminously written, and just what I needed! Thank you for posting, Rabbi Tzvi.
October 12, 2010
This is an excellent message. Light to us all!
October 12, 2010
Posted By Hassan, multan, punjab
this statement is a little scary. the closer you are to G-ds wisdom the cleaner the filtering process of the media or any other misleading representation. there is no reason for G-d to lie, spin or embelish unlike media sources and or people. just be careful as i have NEVER heard the whole truth from any media source since my creation to this planet. why do you think the sages are consistantly fine tuning, filtering and studying Torah as even the Torah itself has been a source of media over the ages.
john smith
fort lauderdale, fl
October 12, 2010
these days, Media is very active part of society,that's why,we must use it for the betterment of the society.
multan, punjab