One form of transportation is train travel. Traveling by train offers several insights into our daily service of Hashem. For example:

1. There are express trains and local trains. Express trains make fewer stops and get their passengers to their destination much more quickly. The local ones travel more slowly and make several stops along the way to pick up new passengers.

One can approach his spiritual service in an orderly and peaceful way or in a hasty and quick way.

2. When a train is about to leave the station, the captain blows the whistle to remind the passengers to board with their belongings and to remind those who forgot the time of their departure. One blow, two blows. If that does not suffice, the captain begins to move the train to instill urgency in those who have yet to board.

In one’s spiritual service, this alludes to the various reminders a Jew is given to reconnect with his Creator. The month of Elul is a month of repentance. Specifically, one is given the last twelve days from the 18th of Elul until Rosh HaShanah to do so. Rosh HaShanah is yet another reminder to connect and jump on the wagon!

3. Just as there are different trains for different travelers, so, too, there are different wagons. For those who enjoy dancing and rejoicing, additional wagons are attached to their train to invite others to rejoice with them.

The advantage of this train is that it allows the passengers to leap beyond their ordinary restricted limitations through joy.

4. When traveling by train, one boards at various stations. In the larger ones, there is more opportunity to load larger pieces of luggage.

Among the larger stations in one’s spiritual life is the great festival of Yud-Tes Kislev. One can load all the spirituality he desires with the intention of enhancing his relationship with G‑d.

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. 2, p. 445