Becoming a Being of Sharing
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Becoming a Being of Sharing

The fulfillment we seek in this world lies in the spiritual work of overpowering the consciousness that life is “only about me.” If we spend our days chasing things that do not satisfy our soul’s deepest desires for fulfillment, we will eventually feel empty and joyless. If we work only to serve the body, we...

Elevating Consciousness
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Elevating Consciousness

If we understood that there is a system for all the things that manifest in our lives and that everything is here to teach us and to bring us to a place where we can complete our correction, then we would never worry. We would know that God put us in this framework, in this...

Letting Go of Ego
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Letting Go of Ego

Letting go of ego means listening to another completely—even when we don’t agree with what they have to say. It means allowing someone to have a differing opinion—and not turning it into a war of words. It means being in a place where we recognize that we don’t have to take offense—just because someone doesn’t...

Striving to Share
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Striving to Share

We always need to ask ourselves why we do what we do and why we want what we want. Let’s say, for example, I want to have the most gorgeous house or the most amazing parties. Why do I want these things? Is it because I want people to know who I am, or admire...

Ties That Can’t Be Broken
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Ties That Can’t Be Broken

There’s a story of a man who is about to pass on to the next world. He gathers his family around him and gives each person a straw, telling each one, “Now take this straw and break it.” Each person breaks their straw easily. The man then produces another set of straws; these straws, however,...

The Day I Received a Message On Simplicity
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The Day I Received a Message On Simplicity

The Rav taught me something years ago when he said, “When people come to you and say things, listen carefully because everybody’s giving you a message. If there is one thing that is so important, it is to really listen, and listen well.” Once, I was sitting at a dinner and the waiter came to...