The very first rule was made to be broken—the rule that light is light and darkness is darkness and each will remain in its place.

The first to break that rule was the very One who made it, when His glory descended upon Mount Sinai. There He gave us a Torah so that we, too, could continue breaking that rule—and all the rules that extend from it:

The rule that truth must remain in the mind, but not descend into the heart;

That serenity and spirituality must remain in secluded places and not enter your place of work;

That the innermost wisdom is to remain a secret of the wise and not spill out onto the street;

That your challenges, your upbringing, your handicaps must hold you back and not allow you to become who you really are.

All these and all their like are rules made to be broken, and Torah is the hatchet to bring down their doors.

Maamar Gal Einai 5737.