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In the Moment

One time, my father-in-law, the Rebbe, was scheduled to travel from Leningrad to Moscow on secret business concerning his underground network. Such a journey was fraught with peril, especially because his movements were closely monitored by the communist authorities.
Time Management, R. Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch, Lubavitcher Rebbe
In the Moment
Disc 110, Program 437

Event Date: 20 Shevat 5730 - January 27, 1970

One time, my father-in-law, the Rebbe, was scheduled to travel from Leningrad to Moscow on secret business concerning his underground network. Such a journey was fraught with peril, especially because his movements were closely monitored by the communist authorities.

But when I entered his room shortly before his departure, I found him sitting in a state of utter calm, as if nothing urgent were on the horizon. When I expressed my amazement, the Rebbe explained: “You cannot add time to the day, but you can utilize the time you do have ‘successfully.’” When one is fully engaged in the moment—not distracted by that which came before, or that which will come after—then he is truly living and is able to utilize life’s potential to its fullest.

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grant (Zehner) gerling indiana June 19, 2013

Time Ani m'vin. Todah Rabah! Reply

Bob Freedman June 19, 2013

Humor in Time Management The Rebbe OBM had quite a sense of humor, and it really comes through at the end with his comments about looking at clocks and worrying about getting to Kennedy Airport!
Many years ago I was able to attend a farbrengen, and The Rebbe OBM delivered his talk in Yiddish, and the translation device provided to me was not working properly. Toward the end I noticed a few chassidim smiling, and thanks to this site, I can now experience the nuances of these wonderful talks. Reply

deb January 23, 2013

Good advice about time from the Rebbe-live in the moment I like how he said don't be distracted about what came before or what will come after. I have that problem and I think too much. This is good advice. Reply

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