It was my first week working as an aide for the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory. I was alone in the secretariat office when the intercom buzzed. I lifted the phone, and the Rebbe, on the other end, requested that I enter his office.

When I walked in, the Rebbe was sitting at his desk, editing the first draft of a letter that had been typed; it was nearly a full page. The Rebbe asked that I wait until he finishes, I stood there for about ten minutes until the Rebbe handed me the edited draft and asked me to retype it. Though I was accustomed to the Rebbe's handwriting, this particular letter was now like a maze, a labyrinth of words; there was writing between the lines, arrows here and arrows there, all leading to even more edits.

The Rebbe said to me, "Just type word after word, line after line. Start from the beginning and you will see that, at the end, everything will work out okay..."

And that's exactly what happened.

The Rebbe taught me that sometimes things seem confusing, disconnected and puzzling. Start from the beginning and go through it letter by letter, word by word, line by line until, ultimately, there will be resolution and clarity.