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Traveling to Yourself

Traveling to Yourself


G‑d said to Abram, “Go to yourself, from your land, from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.”—Genesis 12:1

If you were not you, if you saw yourself from the eyes of another, how would you see your journeys through life?

You would see how each journey leads away from home. Away from your birthplace, from those who nurtured you and that which made you what you are. Outwards, away from yourself in so many directions.

But you see your journey from within. From within, every journey leads in one direction: Towards within. Towards yourself. Closer and yet closer.

To the land in which G‑d shows you yourself.

Maamar Lech Lecha 5738.

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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jim dallas November 11, 2016

a fine twist is this and good for us, indeed something to become aware of for reality sake! Reply

Brenda Toronto, Canada November 11, 2016

Traveling To The Next Dimension On our journey to the spiritual dimension we discover everything is within is.

To reach each new place along our spitiual journey, we need to let go our self to make space to include the other within me ..... until we are all perceived as one spiritual being within.

Then, we will have arrived at the root of our soul, the next dimension of being. Reply

Michele usa October 18, 2015

Run and Return Individualistically "Leach Lecha" ( Go Out) refers to my spiritual journey of self reflection, repentance, adjustment, rectification, and evaluation (s). It has been a journey of "tough love" and I must admit that at times I have had to laugh to keep from crying, and other times I just cry! Ultimately it has been between myself and my G-d, a journey with a happy ending of how I ran from life as I knew it, in order to "return" to Him with purpose. Reply

Anonymous October 18, 2015

Thank you, Rabbi, for these words of inspiration which help me on my journey. Reply

Eugina G Herrera New York, New York May 1, 2012

From within From within and without, I would be searching for answers through every direction that my knowledge takes me too until I see to be seen as one with G-d Reply

Justin Roth Staten Island, NY May 1, 2012

To the contrary... Each journey does NOT lead away from home. While many travel away from their birthplace, they can make a home for themselves in a new place, together with people they care about. I, for one, never cared much for Staten Island, where I have lived in the same house for almost three decades. However, I would be overwhelmingly happy when my journey leads me to a nice, peaceful environment, together with my parents, my sister, and G-d willing, one day a spouse and children of my own and even in-laws around me. Various journeys one takes in life can take one in infinite directions, but with clear resolve and fortitude, one does not necessarily have to take a path that "leads away from home." What I choose for myself does not include journeying away from home, but rather making my family life closer, richer, more meaningful. Then we will truly be "home." Reply

Anonymous Knoxville, TN May 1, 2012

Traveling to Myself I have become a daily 'consumer' of the Rebbe's Daily Dose of wisdom. It helps me start my day.
Today's teaching was no exception, and confirmed an insight that I have revisited many times: Life is a journey.
The 'external' portion of my journey is often very confusing as I zig-zag through this life.But the internal journey, I long ago recognized, is a journey on which I am homeward bound.
During the past seven years that I have become more closely affiliated with my own local Rebbe, I have felt, despite my travails, a sense of homecoming.
I am extremely grateful to HaShem for affording me this opportunity to ‘find my way home’. And I am extremely grateful to Chabad for sending me my ‘daily dose’. Reply

EunKyung Han Pohang, South Korea May 1, 2012

Is it real Judaism? Frankly speaking,
I very love and respect the Rebbe and Judaism.
But whenever I read his comment "DOSE OF WISDOM" composed by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, they are seemed to teachings out of Orientalism like as Taoism. or yoga.
I am south Korean.
I think G-d and Judaism are very pragmatic and real. Yes, there are mystic under the cover of real.
But if "Dose of wisdom" without real, what's useful?

example: Today's dose is said "you see your journey from within. From within, towards yourself. Colser and yet closer." This is really Orientalism's teaching just as Buddah's the Awakening Yourself and Nirvana.

Where is G-d?

Several times I strongly have felted the kinds. But hesitate because Talmud teach to respect all Rabbi.

But today I have to left my word.
Sorry I do not well know English. Reply