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Discarding the Void

Discarding the Void

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Life is true; every step of it is divine.

There are paths we wish we never traveled; decisions we wish we never took; actions that we wrestle to tear out of our memory, rip out of our hearts with agony and remorse.

But it is never life that we reject. Life has meaning; life is good—not a moment of it can exist without a spark of truth throbbing somewhere within. Including that moment you so much regret.

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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Sar Sde Boker, Israel January 4, 2018

thank you for these words, thank you.. Reply

Anonymous January 4, 2018

Thank you for these words Reb Tzvi. Reply

Mitch hillsborough, nj October 6, 2008

Thanks Thank you. Very helpful. Very helpful indeed. Reply

Jerusha Clarksville, TN October 6, 2008

yes all paths are false except the path to the One true Light. This is why we are constantly trying new things because the old new things proved false as always.
But how do we work? And pay bills? Is there money on the True Path? Reply

Smadar October 6, 2008

Discarding the Void There is great beauty in what you say. May I add my own thoughts ...

If we reject or regret ANY part of who we are or what brought us to this moment, we are saying that in this place we do not SEE G-d. He is there ... he is always there. Even the painful and seemingly empty moments have purpose. Perhaps those are the moments that have the greatest purpose. It is in these moments that we can feel G-d most strongly, if we simply open our eyes. Because in these moments the worldly distractions have ceased and what feels like emptiness is really a blanket of stillness, quieting the noise of our fears. In these moments we have nothing to hide behind. It feels dark because we have closed our eyes. If we just open our eyes we will see a light so bright that we will never feel alone again. Reply

Marsha CA January 4, 2018
in response to Smadar:

Beautiful! Reply

Sar Sde Boker Israel January 4, 2018
in response to Smadar:

thank you for these words Reply